In April, ArbNet granted the Asbury Methodist Village campus official certification as an arboretum. Asbury’s drive for accreditation is intended to celebrate, enhance and continue to drive support for maintaining the 130+ acres of trees, shrubs and wildlife habitat areas of the campus. The AMV Arboretum is governed by the resident-run Wildlife Habitat Team with additional support from interested associates and the Building, Grounds and Environment Partnership Advisory Committee. The ArbNet Accreditation Program is the only global initiative to officially recognize arboreta based on a set of professional standards.
In 2017, Asbury Methodist Village also received an award from Gaithersburg City for its wildlife and greenspace and recycling efforts.