10 Years of a World-Class Bahamian Botanic Garden

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The Vision of Shelby White: 10 Years of The Levy Preserve
Founded by Shelby White in honor of her late husband Leon Levy, the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a living part of Bahamian history. After Leon’s passing in 2003, Shelby wanted to honor him and his interest in the preservation of the local bush medicine culture among Eleutherans. As such, through funding from the Leon Levy Foundation, the LLNPP was created. Ten years on, this national park continues to make significant strides in conserving Bahamian flora and fauna, promoting opportunities for people to enjoy nature, and fostering the wellbeing of local communities on the island of Eleuthera.

The Visionary Team

Visionary Team: Eric Carey, Shelby White, and Dr. Ethan Freid spent a lot of time at the Preserve during the early stages of development. Working with a network of passionate staff, supporters and partners, the vision of the Levy Preserve came to life.

Sanctuaries That Inspire

Shelby White was inspired to work with the BNT to create the Levy Preserve after she visited the Retreat Garden in New Providence. After spending some time in this green sanctuary, she wanted to create a land memorial for her late husband Leon Levy.
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