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“Not to be missed!”

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Eleuthera
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We have visited Eleuthera many times, but this year was the first that we ventured into Leon Levy. It is an excellent preserve, which has been extremely carefully constructed from native scrub land. It gives the visitor to the island an insight into not only the plants seen on the island today, but also into the historical agricultural heritage of the island through its newest section. The narrow paths really do allow the visitor to feel as if they are venturing into unknown territory...excellent - especially if you are lucky enough to encounter the bat wing moths! At the top of the site is a wonderful look out, where you can really appreciate his unspoilt and wild the island really is.

Highly recommended and we will be back!

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Great nature preserve with many medicinal plants. Was very interesting. Go early in he day as it gets very hot in summer. Very informative on native plants

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We arrived with only an hour left until closing and realized we would rather have had a couple of hours. It is beautiful landscaped and managed, and the information is fascinating. One can wander the paths easily and learn a lot. The path up to the lookout was very interesting and worth the walk and easy climb up the stairs for a great view. Great place to go with the kids or just for adults. Don't overlook this when you go to Eleuthera, and then go to the Beach House or Tippy's for an enjoyable meal.

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Loved the observation platform and the fact that they obviously went to great lengths to minimize their impact on the environment while building their paths and structures. Very informative. The falls / pools and their latest feature which displayed the edible garden were amazing. Lots of birds, critters, butterflies and native plants. Good job! Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

The preserve just had a grand opening in April 2014, for a new section depicting housing and plantings from the original settlers. A food garden, a thatched hut and a water garden show how people lived many years ago. The preserve has a section showing and labeling the medicinal plants. Most are still used today. There is a section on poisonous plants. A nice tower to climb in the jungle with a fantastic view of Governor's Harbor. All in all, it was very well done and is on it's way to being even better. I enjoyed it.

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