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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

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Address: Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
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+1 242-332-3831
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Designed as a showcase for native plants and their importance to the people...

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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We found the Preserve to be a pleasant and interesting experience, worth the "price of admission". The staff was helpful and talkative, the grounds were well kept, and the paths... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found the Preserve to be a pleasant and interesting experience, worth the "price of admission". The staff was helpful and talkative, the grounds were well kept, and the paths, plant and animals were well documented. Good exercise on top of everything else.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The preserve is designed in such a beautiful and interesting way- I love walking through the trails to the hilltop viewing tower. I also found the freshwater marshland, mangrove and medicinal plant areas really interesting. Ethan gave me a brilliant tour, and also told me all about the interesting origins of the preserve. Thanks so much Ethan, I had a... More 

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Ohio and beyond
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot to kill a few hours and see some local wildlife. The freshwater pond has a bunch of turtles that kids can walk right up to. Lots of edible and medicinal plants to see. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. You also can see a variety of local ecosystems.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been cruising for three months all over the Bahamas and this place is one of my favorites! The people who work there are very knowledgeable and do an excellent job maintaining the preserve. We loved listening to the tropical birds sing as we wound our way through the park. I hope other islands see the success of this... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on a whim when we needed a day out of the sun. Beautiful grounds, nice people and a great way to support the efforts of everything they are trying to preserve on the Island.

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Thank Editchic
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our visit to the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. What a beautiful place. Our only regret is underestimating how much time it would take to take in the beauty of this place. You could easily spend all day there. We are very much looking forward to our return, and for those who haven't visited yet, we highly recommend... More 

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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful preserve in the middle of Eleuthera. This national park, the only one on Eleuthera, is worth a look. The trails and information are really well marked and there is a variety of different walks and changes in scenery. The guide was really well informed and we learned some history about the island. Worth a stop for sure.

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Thank Patrick C
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Lovely spot to enjoy the nature of the Bahamas. See preservation at work and enjoy the warm intelligent people who work there take you through the preserve to see the work they are doing to preserve the flora of the islands.

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Reviewed March 11, 2017

Whenever I go to Eleuthera( 4 times now) I visit this gorgeous place. If you want to know a bit more about the island in its original state this is a good place to visit. There are trails in the shade and a great mangrove boardwalk. Turtles and insects and birds and butterflies! It is really lovely!

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

The Leon LevyPlant reserve is a wonderful oasis of nature presented beautifully in a manner for all to enjoy and with a genuinely academic desire to preserve the Bahamas plant life. A philanthropic gesture on behalf of the Levy's but with the future in mind. Go and visit as this was for me the only true 'attraction' on Eleuthera.

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