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“A must see nature preserve in Eleuthera!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve
Banks Road | PO. Box N-4105, Eleuthera
242-332-3831
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Ranked #6 of 45 things to do in Eleuthera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Greenacres, Florida
1 review
“A must see nature preserve in Eleuthera!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was an all around beautiful experience from the parking lot all the way up to Ethan's Tower. Walking into the preserve entrance you are greeted by the nice and very knowledgeable staff who are ready and eager to answer any of your questions. I love that they are able to showcase such a diverse group of plants in such a small area. My favorite part was walking up the Epiphyte trail to Ethan's Tower. It was pretty magical walking through there with all the orchids blooming then arriving at this massive tower, which after you climb and get to the top, you will be blown away! I had a really great experience at the Preserve and I appreciate that they are educating locals and tourists alike about the native plants of the Bahamas.

Visited September 2013
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“A really nice preserve!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is a really nice nature preserve on Banks Road about 3 miles from Governor's Harbour. I love that the Bahamians set this up for protection! There are lots of wildlife to observe, including racers and anoles, many of which were accommodating to us taking their pictures!

Visited December 2013
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Topanga, California
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“the most beautiful natural garden/nature/architecture combo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

from the parking to the pavilions to the pathways, this is a magical place. the cistern water garden should be in every anthology of modern garden architecture. the paths are gentle but the tower destination still feels like the top of a tropical wilderness. i cant wait to see it during the orchid bloom, which must be extraordinary.

Visited January 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
“A natural Bahamian experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you want to know real Bahamian ecosystems this is the place to come. They have made it possible to experience a wide variety of Bahamian plant environments in a readily accessible and educational visit. They continue to expand the experience by having areas that exhibit plants used for medicinal purposes or early agricultural species. It is very easy to navigate the site and around each turn is another experience.

Visited November 2013
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“Interesting walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The air is clean, the path is well marked. There are a LOT of spider webs, but the critters in them are fascinating to watch. I am not a botanist so wish that the labels had been on the plants instead of reading on the sheet provided. But an interesting place to spend an hour.

Visited January 2014
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