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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
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Grade 3 Field Trip

I traveled with my child's class. The trip was awesome;I too learned about the flora that exist... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nassau, New Providence Island
Very cool place in Eleuthera

I'm not much of a botanical guy but this tour is pretty cool. Get the guide to walk you through... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I traveled with my child's class. The trip was awesome;I too learned about the flora that exist i.e. Plants are used for medicinal, food and economic reason. The guides were knowledgeable and the lunch was tasty. It was a great day away!

Thank numbaonemom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not much of a botanical guy but this tour is pretty cool. Get the guide to walk you through. You'll see every plant in the Bahamas in this place. Also has a cool lookout tower with a great view. Great little secret in Eleuthera.

Thank Godzira
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My children (7 & 10) and I really enjoyed a morning at Leon Levy. This small botanic garden in the forest has been created and tended with enormous thought and care by the Bahamas National Trust. Every turn of the paths brought new interests. I...More

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Thank AmandaV7777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my first time visiting the preserve after seeing it being advertise in The Eleuthera local magazine for over a year I kept making promises to take a walk through this place and May 2017 i have finally made the trip and it had...More

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Thank jerrethalbury
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Preserve on a honeymoon a couple weeks ago. We were greeted by the friendly and knowledgeable staff and then took a self guided tour of the entire property. Even though it was raining, we had an excellent time. We...More

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Thank seth365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our visit to the preserve. We decided to go for the first time, after years of visiting Eleuthera and driving by, primarily to get out of the sun and stay occupied for a few hours. What we found, made...More

Thank evenheskeyscored
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting Eleuthera it might be easy to pass this reserve over in favour of the beaches, boating etc. Don't miss out! Put on your sneakers, bug repellant and take some water and spend some time in this tranquil, informative and beautiful reserve. It is...More

Thank tripoverseas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the reserve in the morning before it got too hot. It's well organised and managed. The guide at the front office gave a quick but useful introduction to what we could expect from our visit. We could then walk around the paths at...More

Thank Trish M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely make time for this destination. Such a lovely nature walk, so perfectly designed and manicured, a real must-see in Eleuthera. Super cool birds and plants and other critters, and a great little hike. Plan for 2 hours and you'll see it all. And leave...More

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Thank mkrnyc
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Just loved it! Take your time and enjoy it. The walk is a bit long but totally worth it! Never knew it even existed, but very happy we stumbled on it.

Thank jessnixon07
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are planning to visit the Leon Levy Preserve in late February but are now concerned about the Zika virus transmitted by mosquitoes. Would appreciate hearing about the mosquito situation at the preserve.
29 January 2016|
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
Carol O
How do I get there using public transportation from Princess Cays and do I have to reserve ahead of time for a tour and how do I do that?
20 December 2014|
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Response from | Property representative |
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