The National Arboretum is a 15 minute drive away. Managed by the Forestry Commission, it is perhaps the most important and widely known arboretum in the United Kingdom
Planted in the heyday of Victorian plant hunting in the mid-19th century as part of the Westonbirt House estate, the arboretum forms part of a site which is listed Grade I on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest.
Things to see & do locally
Grittleton is situated just a few miles off Junction 17 of the M4, close by are the picturesque market towns of Chippenham, Malmesbury, Tetbury, Bradford and Avon and not to mention the quintessential villages of Castle Coombe & Lacock. The County of Wiltshire is situated at the gateway to the West Country, much of the County is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Few Counties in England can equal Wiltshire's ancient monuments and burial grounds, a unique feature of its mystical landscape.