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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
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Well worth a visit - for both visitors and residents alike

Attractive welcome center created a good first impression. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
keithkW7617EM
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I want to the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve during August with 5 other people. Our entire group... read more

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Designed as a showcase for native plants and their importance to the people of The Bahamas, the Preserve features gardens and wetlands designed by world-renowned landscape architect, Raymond Jungles, as well as trails through over 20 acres of natural areas. Walk with nature in this sanctuary for over 300 species of native plants, 65 species of birds, and 100 species of medicinal plants. The Preserve is operated by the Bahamas National Trust and funded by the Leon Levy Foundation. It was developed by Shelby White, trustee of the Foundation, in honour of her late husband, Leon Levy. The Preserve is the first national park on the island of Eleuthera.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
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+1 242-332-3831
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Attractive welcome center created a good first impression. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Grounds and trails were well laid out and very well kept One of the very few places that you can actually see a wide variety of native plants and learn about their...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve during August with 5 other people. Our entire group had a great time. The preserve was astounding and the staff were incredibly nice, informative and accommodating.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome!! Just one of the national parks under the portfolio of The Bahamas National Trust. If you could see just one land park, see this one...

Thank Deno M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our whole family enjoyed our visit to the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. The staff was friendly and helpful and the grounds were impressive. Thank you for preserving much of the beauty of the Bahamas in this way!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I are both amateur botanists and so we took advantage of this chance to see some native flora! The Leon Levy Preserve is beautiful, well laid out and informative.

Thank Janine R
Reviewed 19 August 2017

A truly educational and fun experience. Hope you can let more Bahamians know about this wonderful experience.

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Thank Ryan A
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The Preserve was a lot of fun after a week of beaches and caves and rock climbing on Eleuthera. It was a lovely little hike that culminates in a 4 story tower to see the rolling hills of Central Eleuthera. Along the way, there's plenty...More

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Thank BradleyMarkEdwards
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Let's face it - how fun are native plants? The receptionist here shared her enthusiasm and knowledge which got us off to a great start. Not only viewed all types of plants but also saw a boa constrictor, giant hermit crab, friendly turtles and lots...More

Thank Patty531
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I have visited this preserve numerous times. It is always an enjoyable experience. I particularly love the tower and the mangrove board walk. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Thank Betty C
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We loved visiting Leon Levy! It was very cool to learn of the history of the island through plants. They have sections for medical use, eatible plants, poisonous plants, imported plants, etc. I really love how they put it all together. We spent about 2...More

Thank BNeed3
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Cruiser624
29 January 2016|
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Response from ethan22 |
The Preserve is a natural area and does not do any spraying or general mosquito control. At the current time the Zika virus has not been reported from the Bahamas so any location you visit should be considered safe... More
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Carol O
20 December 2014|
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Hi Carol, There is no public transportation on the island. To get here on your own, you would have to take a taxi. This would be very expensive as the trip is about 2 hours round trip. If you are traveling with Princess Cays... More
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