Leon Native Plant Preserve

Central Eleuthera – Things to see

Official Eleuthera Harbour Island brings you information on the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. The Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a 30-acre sanctuary promoting awareness about the traditional plants of the Bahamas. This plant preserve is located in Central Eleuthera in Governor’s Harbor. This beautiful botanical garden has been built to preserve the Bahamas plants and protect the world’s endangered species. 

The Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve was built in 2003 after the death of Shelby White, who wanted to preserve the island’s native plants. This preserve was created with the collaboration of the Bahamas National Trust and the Leon Levy Foundation. This plant preserve is the first national park in Eleuthera. 

Leon Native Plant Preserve

The plant preserve allows you to walk through the wetland ecosystem. You will also learn about the history of native plants, trees, and shrubs with their uses. A walk through this beautiful garden will allow you to discover endangered birds, unique insects, medicinal plants, and much more. The place is filled with elevated, rocky forest called coppice. 

You can also enjoy the beneficial bush tea, which is quite popular among the locals and is sold worldwide to treat different types of ailments. Guided tours of the park are also available at affordable rates.