Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, Eleuthera: Hours, Address, Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve Reviews: 5/5

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Designed as a showcase for native plants and their importance to the people of The Bahamas, the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve has the distinction of being Eleuthera's first national park. Walk with nature in this sanctuary for over 300 species of native plants, 70 species of birds, and 100 species of medicinal plants. It features gardens and wetlands designed by world-renowned landscape architect, Raymond Jungles, as well as trails through over 20 acres of natural areas. Developed by Shelby White in honour of her late husband, Leon Levy, the Preserve is operated by the Bahamas National Trust.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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mysharona1970
Mount Horeb, WI158 contributions
Dec 2021
We spent about 90 minutes and it was well worth the $10 entry fee per person. They offered a great map and bug spray! There are nice paths everywhere you walk and good signage. Cute little gift shop with handmade crafts as well.
Written January 3, 2022
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Alexis L
tampa, fl12 contributions
Nov 2021
What a gorgeous oasis on Eleuthra!!!! There are fantastic trails, amazing representation of flora/fauna, and lots of history aroudn this preserve. Could easily spend 4h here. It was fantastic!!!!! Highly recommend for any family , kids, couples, etc. There's something for everyone here!
Written November 30, 2021
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rhonda p
Murphy, NC52 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This place is so informative and beautiful! Definitely go as early in the morning as possible. We went around lunch time and it was a bit warm and muggy but if we had been there earlier, we probably would have been able to wander around the grounds a little more. But this place is a MUST visit place in Eleuthera. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly! We definitely enjoyed our time here!
Written August 1, 2021
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Jennifer H
Mount Orab, OH105 contributions
Jun 2021
This Preserve was such a great educational experience. The staff was very knowledgeable and the preserve is VERY well done. The lookout at the end of the trail was fantastic!
Written June 15, 2021
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Jock76
UK28 contributions
May 2021 • Family
We visited the preserve with our three kids aged from 4 to 8. There was plenty to keep their interest and we had the opportunity to spot different plants and wildlife across the various trails. The Preserve is well maintained and you can basically walk as little or as much as you like, based on the trails on the map you’re given at the welcome center. We walked all of it and particularly enjoyed the breeze at the top of the tower after a sweaty climb and also seeing the turtles at the water reserve. Wear sneakers and take water. Two hours flew by!
Written May 31, 2021
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Maria J
Oak Island, NC223 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Great area to visit and learn more about vegetation and native species on the islands. The entrance features a waterfall and pond. There are several trails leading to different types of plants with descriptions and an fresh water area with turtles and beautiful plants. You’ll find benches and restrooms along the paths as well as a looking tower affording 360 degree views of the area including the water. You’ll also encounter many native birds, insects and lizards.
It took us approximately 2 hours to walk the trails but we were trying to cover it fast. I’d say if you have children with you it will be a bit more. Also, you can decide what areas to visit as the trails are connected but don’t require for you to do the whole loop.
They have water bottles for sale but also a couple of filtered water fountains.
Upon arrival you’ll get a brief introduction to the park and can request a map even though the trails are well marked.
$10 per adult and I think $8 for seniors and children.
Written May 19, 2021
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jane2422016
Nassau, New Providence Island23 contributions
Feb 2021
Wonderful afternoon! Ethan was an awesome guide, so informative & I learnt so much.
Definitely a must when in Eleuthera, this is a truly beautiful place!!
Written March 25, 2021
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james w
Bedford, NY138 contributions
Feb 2021
Very well maintained i 1/2 mile trail through the site with something for everyone. Easy walk but not wheelchair easy but great side trip during our stay in Eleuthera. Interesting flora and fauna.
Written March 3, 2021
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Bob P
Colorado Springs, CO65 contributions
Jul 2020
We had a wonderful couple of hours at the preserve, I will say it was very hot the day we went, but it was July. The way they've kept the natural setting of the preserve, and managed to get the amount of trails in the space they have is fantastic.The preserve is very easy to get to and well worth the trip from anywhere in the area, don't miss the opportunity for a great experience! The visitors center is fantastic!
Written July 15, 2020
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windvalley
Europe887 contributions
Jun 2020
Came here on a hot Saturday morning right after the preserve re-opened after covid 19 lockdowns. I was a bit skeptical as the Palm Tree Retreat Gardens in Nassau were a total disappointment with poor signage and confusing trails. We were positively surprised as we were welcomed by very friendly and nice staff who clearly were so happy to be back and excited about their jobs. There are a number of trails and I think we could have spent half a day easily wandering around, however; it was very hot even at 8am when the preserve opened so we only walked to the tower, took in the views and walked back. Be aware there are plenty of snakes (we saw 3 Bahamian boas on the trail) and spiders. No worries, nothing is poisonous, but we did have a member of the group with a snake phobia. It was a wonderful and peaceful place, with excellent signs. For the first time after living in the Bahamas have I felt that we were actually in nature. I just wish it had not been so hot. Also, there are quite some bugs especially in the mangrove section, so bring some spray and wear proper shoes (sneakers are fine). Highly recommended and they have a cute little gift shop.
Written July 9, 2020
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