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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
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Wonderful Walk.

A beatiful and educational walk. We took about one and a half hours to walk almost every foot of... read more

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Russell J
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Awesome experience!

What an exceptional and authentically Bahamian attraction! We visited Eleuthera with my daughters... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
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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: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
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Reviewed yesterday

A beatiful and educational walk. We took about one and a half hours to walk almost every foot of trails and read most plant identification signs. Amazing amount of edible and medicinal plants. A very pleasant walk and at time I would call it an...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

What an exceptional and authentically Bahamian attraction! We visited Eleuthera with my daughters sitxh grade class trip which is meant to be fun and educational, and Leon Levy offered both. I have been to many great nature preserves in caribbean and Central America, and this...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful nature and so much to see. We came from germany for holidays and hope, we could come back some day! I loved the Levy Native Plant Preserve and the Island ! It is a magic place. Best greetings from Germany

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place in Governors Harbour to learn about endemic plants of the Bahamas. Well kept reserve, plenty of background information and very friendly and helpful staff!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place that's filled with lots of info! Bring a camera because you will want to take pictures. Located minutes from a beautiful beach, you can kill to birds with one stone on this trip.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed every step of the trail. A must do again! I even saw mushrooms along the trail and I found that to be totally awesome.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the preserve on a class field trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. This was my 2nd time visiting, I will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful preserve with well maintained paths to view native plants- birds and butterflies. Thanks to the Levy family for preserving this bit of our world.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just moved onto our catamaran this year and are exploring the Bahamas. I found out about the Plant Preserve when we were anchored in Governor's Harbour. It was an easy 2 mile walk from our anchorage. The preserve is AMAZING! It...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful and extremely educational experience. Friendly and knowledgeable curators and guides.

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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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Response from Falon C | Property representative |
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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