Ashby Ponds Garden Club to Host 4th Annual Open House

Thursday, August 9 | 10:00 am WHAT: Residents of the Ashby Ponds Garden Club will host their 4th annual open house Thursday, August 9. BACKGROUND: This year, the garden plots will appear a bit different from years past; the gardens will be found in individual water troughs, 8-feet long by 3-feet wide by 2-feet tall.  The Ashby Ponds community is growing and due to the expansion of the campus, the resident garden plots had to be relocated. Their new temporary home is in one of the parking lots on campus, where one can find 45 large troughs that are home to a myriad of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The community hopes to expand the total number of permanent garden plots once all construction is completed. WHERE: Ashby Ponds retirement community 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, VA 20147 WHEN: Thursday, August 9, 2012 | 10:00 am CONTACT: If you'd like to cover this event, please contact Jessica McKay at jessica.mckay@erickson.com or 703-472-0964.  This event is open only to media and Ashby Ponds residents. About Ashby Ponds:  Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.).  The community is home to 700 residents and is filled with fascinating people and fantastic opportunities.  With over 80 resident-run and resident-driven clubs and groups, an indoor pool, a fitness club, transportation services, 24-hour security, and flexible dining options, life at Ashby Ponds offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at: www.ericksonliving.com.