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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
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Levy Plant Preserve- August 2017

A truly educational and fun experience. Hope you can let more Bahamians know about this wonderful... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Ryan A
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Nassau, Bahamas
Something a Little Different

The Preserve was a lot of fun after a week of beaches and caves and rock climbing on Eleuthera. It... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
BradleyMarkEdwards
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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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“native plants” (40 reviews)
“the reserve” (8 reviews)
“plant life” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
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+1 242-332-3831
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A truly educational and fun experience. Hope you can let more Bahamians know about this wonderful experience.

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Thank Ryan A
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Preserve was a lot of fun after a week of beaches and caves and rock climbing on Eleuthera. It was a lovely little hike that culminates in a 4 story tower to see the rolling hills of Central Eleuthera. Along the way, there's plenty...More

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Thank BradleyMarkEdwards
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's face it - how fun are native plants? The receptionist here shared her enthusiasm and knowledge which got us off to a great start. Not only viewed all types of plants but also saw a boa constrictor, giant hermit crab, friendly turtles and lots...More

Thank Patty531
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this preserve numerous times. It is always an enjoyable experience. I particularly love the tower and the mangrove board walk. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Thank Betty C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved visiting Leon Levy! It was very cool to learn of the history of the island through plants. They have sections for medical use, eatible plants, poisonous plants, imported plants, etc. I really love how they put it all together. We spent about 2...More

Thank BNeed3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could not have been happier to stumble on to this beautifully designed park. Chocked full of so much beauty and information and impeccably run. They had to chase us out, we never wanted to leave. Could have spent the whole weekend learning about all...More

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Thank Kelly Ann B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent several hours one morning at the preserve and could have spent more time there but we got hungry. The preserve is very well maintained and our entire family found it interesting. Our girls especially loved the turtles and seeing a snake. This is...More

Thank EPMJDR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I visited the preserve and it was gorgeous. It gave us the experience of an adventure. The reserve was peaceful. The trials were nice and long and we felt so accomplished once we finally got to the end. The trees were beautiful...More

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Thank Monica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a place that visitors to Eleuthera should see. Persons living on the Island should also visit as it is peaceful escape there. If you love nature this is the place to visit. It's clean and refreshing with lots...More

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Thank deborahy534
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend, to learn about habitat, plants (local vs invasive etc). Well done and planned out. Just be prepared with some water as hot, and a nice hike thru various size paths, including a walk up a tower to see over the trees. People on...More

Thank John M
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Cruiser624
28 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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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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