GAITHERSBURG, MD – Asbury Methodist Village, a continuing care retirement community in Gaithersburg, MD, received a Level 1 designation from ArbNet last week for its on-campus arboretum. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is the only global initiative to officially recognize arboreta based on a set of professional standards. Asbury Methodist Village is part of the Germantown-based Asbury Communities system of continuing care retirement communities.
The purpose of the Asbury Methodist Village Arboretum is to celebrate, enhance and maintain the 130+ acres of trees, shrubs and wildlife habitat areas of the Asbury Methodist Village campus. Plantings reflect a goal of building collections for aesthetic appreciation, with sustainable maintenance and ecological awareness as guiding principles.
The Asbury Methodist Village Arboretum is governed by the Wildlife Habitat Team, a group of residents and associates from Asbury Methodist Village, with additional support from the Building, Grounds and Environment Partnership Advisory Committee.
Photos of the arboretum are available upon request. For more information, please contact Eric Anderson at 240.506.5759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asbury is an organization providing management and life-enhancing services for older adults. Asbury is ranked by The LeadingAge Ziegler 150 (LZ 150) as the 18th-largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization in the country.