Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Part botanical garden and part preserve, the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a privately protected forest dedicated to the native plants that grow in the Bahamas that have become under threat from invasive species.

When coming to the Leon Levy Preserve, guests will be able to explore a variety of trails that will lead them throughout the park to see some of the native plants. Additionally, guests will learn of the benefit the native plants offer, and how the invasive plants can hinder those benefits.


Located near the middle of the island of Eleuthera, near South Palmetto Point, Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve welcomes residents and guests rooming on this part of the island or close by. Regardless of whether or not you are staying nearby, you are free to drop by to enjoy a great time. From this location, Governors Harbour is two miles (three kilometers) to the west.

Nearby Restaurants

If your belly starts rumbling during your trip to Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, consider grabbing a bite at one of the restaurants near the preserve. The most proximate eatery to Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is Bank’s Road Deli, which dishes out European food. Bank’s Road Deli is a brief distance off, but far enough that you may decide to arrange for using a method of transport to get there. Also within reach, you will have eateries such as Tippy's Restaurant and Bacchus Fine Foods providing you with various restaurant choices.

Nearby Attractions

There are some other activities in the area, including Globe Princess Theater, which is a mile and a half away Governors Harbour. You might also want to consider making the trip to Big Tree at Palmetto Point, which is another attraction not far away.

Nature preserves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve.

Attractions Near Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Globe Princess Theater Other Activities/Excursions 1.8 mi. (0.4 km) W Governors Harbour
Big Tree at Palmetto Point Historic Site 2.8 mi. (7.6 km) SE North Palmentton Point
NAVFAC Base Historic Site 8.1 mi. (10.2 km) NW 6.4 mi. Northwest of Governors Harbour

More Information


The park is open every day of the week from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

The preserve is only closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day.


General admission into the preserve is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children 12 and under.

Location: Banks Road, Eleuthera


(242) 332-3831

(242) 225-7832






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