There are many Gardens and Parks within the area, including a number of Nature Reserves.
Cyfartha Castle Park
Cyfarthfa Park has a lot to offer for those interested in a family day out in the fresh air!
The park is free to visit, and the 150 acres of parkland mean that you will find that quiet spot should you wish to relax after the excitement of visiting the Cyfarthfa Splashpad, or need time to digest the wealth of knowledge from Cyfarthfa Castle Museum.
All the woodland walks and nature rambles are accessible, and will introduce you to the variety of animal, bird and plant species that make Cyfarthfa Park so special.
Parc Taf Bargoed
Parc Taf Bargoed is the hidden gem of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough. It is situated in the Taff Bargoed Valley between Trelewis, Treharris and Bedlinog.
The former colliery site has been regenerated as a haven for wildlife and a centre for community activities.
Parc Taf Bargoed is a Green Flag Park.
The park has facilities for walkers, cyclists and horse riders and is the home of Aberfan Canoe Club and Parc Taff Bargoed Anglers Club.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
The National Botanic Garden of Wales opened in May 2000 – making us the first national botanic garden to be created in the new millennium.
In such a short time we
are the most visited garden in Wales
have been voted the number 1 ‘Wonder of Wales’, ’Most Romantic Garden’, ‘Best Children’s Garden’ & ‘Best Afternoon Tea’ by the Western Mail
have been voted ‘No 1 Garden to Visit in Wales’ by BBC Gardeners’ World 2010 poll