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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

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Address: Banks Road, Eleuthera
Phone Number: 12423323831
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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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The Preserve is operated by the Bahamas National Trust and funded by the...

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 will be a living part of Bahamian history. It is the first national park on the island of Eleuthera. It is an environmental educational centre as well as a facility for the propagation of native plants and trees.

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A hidden gem in Governors Harbour

A great way to learn about the native plants in a beautiful, natural, forested setting. Trails stretch over boardwalks through the mangroves as well as trails through the forest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to learn about the native plants in a beautiful, natural, forested setting. Trails stretch over boardwalks through the mangroves as well as trails through the forest. The walk to the tower is fun and ends with a spectacular view - well worth the trek. And it's obvious the staff love what they do.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our visit to the preserve. Very serene and lush place. Great wildlife sightings. Loved the a Mangrove Boardwalk and the fresh water wetlands. Just a gorgeous place and definitely worth a few hours of your time. Be sure to visit Ethan's Tower for incredible views of the Forrest.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't stay long but Leon levy preserve and the staff were just so welcoming. Got a little intro and a map to guide you and then you're on your own to explore the different labeled sections. Beautiful grounds and a nice way to learn about the environment of the Bahamas besides enjoying it's beautiful beaches.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ethan's tower was fantastic because you get to see a great view of the Leon Levy preserve and it is just great, there are so many tree's. Also it is such a great path to the tower, you can get great picture's.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are staying near Governor's Harbor is definitely worth it to visit this place. Is a self guided tour. The place was pristine and clean with manicured walkways guiding yo to areas of medicinal plants, eatable plants, and local plants. The tower offers you a beautiful view. Go early in the morning to avoid the heat,it closes at 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our walk through the plants. The trails are well maintained and the plants are well labeled. There was a great view from the tower. The young woman who welcomed us was very knowledgeable. This was one of the highlights of our trip!

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Leon Levy Native Plant Reserve twice now, and each time, it has more to see! Plants, turtles, birds, insects...Love the medicinal plants section, and the tower. This is a must-see for anyone going to Eleuthera. And the staff is amazing - my boyfriend and I sat and talked with one of the women there for about 20... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our walk through the reserve and so glad that someone is preserving these plants for us too see!!

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Garland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved walking through the trails of the preserve. They looked like natural trails. Plants were well marked and I finally learned he names of so many of the plants that I'd been seeing.It was a wonderful experience that I will repeat again and again.

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Nassau, Bahamas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve at Governor's Harbour Eleuthera is an experience not to be missed. Part of the area is laid out with different families of native flora, all properly identified, there is a walk through the mangroves, another across a small pond which has been expertly converted from a rain catchment area and much of the preserve... More 

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