The Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve Presents “Art in Bloom:” Eleuthera’s Spring Art & Cultural Festival!

March 15th, 2024 – Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera

Eleuthera’s spring art and cultural festival is back, happening on Sunday, March 24th, 2024, at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve (LLNPP) on Banks Road in Governor’s Harbour.

“Art in Bloom” is a celebration of nature, art, and Bahamian culture, showcasing more than 20 local artists, craftspeople, and food and beverage vendors against the beautiful backdrop of The Preserve. Attendees can wander the 30-acres of exciting trails, boardwalks, and unique features of this esteemed botanical garden, alive with the colours and sounds of spring, while viewing and purchasing products from a variety of vendors.

Guests can enjoy both creative and culinary delights – ranging from fine art, local crafts, handmade jewelry, and colourful creations to Bahamian spices, bush teas, tasty confections, delicious food, and local beers, wine and spirits. Take home your very own copy of the newly published “A Jewel of Tropical Botany” about The Preserve and other local publications from the bookshop. There will also be live music, junkanoo, entertainment, and a kids corner with lots of fun games and activities to keep children engaged.

View Art in Bloom’s Vendor Portfolios

Previously known as “Art in the Park” this unique springtime event is The Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) art and culture festival for Central Eleuthera. It serves as a fundraiser for the LLNPP with all proceeds supporting conservation, education, and community programs at The Preserve. Now reinvigorated with new life as “Art in Bloom” after a several-year hiatus, it will once again provide an opportunity for the community of Eleuthera to come together while offering exposure for local artists and small businesses on the island.

LLNPP Manager, Lakeisha Wallace said: “‘Art in Bloom’ brings an atmosphere of springtime fun and festivity to Eleuthera. It has something for everyone – whether they’re interested in art, nature, food, supporting local businesses, or just having a good time. This is an important event for conservation, but it’s also an opportunity for people to explore their national park and experience all the wonderful, diverse local vendors we’ll have on-site. We’re ecstatic to bring back this community event and can’t wait for people to join us at The Preserve for this celebration.

“Art in Bloom” takes place Sunday, March 24th, 2024, at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Banks Road in Governor’s Harbour from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Entrance is free for BNT Members and children aged 11 and under, $15 for adult non-members, and $5 for non-members ages 12 to 18 years.

You can become a BNT Member in advance or at the event to take advantage of free entrance fees to national parks year-round and a host of other benefits afforded to BNT Members annually. Visit the BNT’s website for more information:

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About the LLNPP:

Managed by The Bahamas National Trust (BNT), The Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve (LLNPP) was founded in 2003 and officially opened its trails to the public in 2011. It is a 30-acre, internationally acclaimed botanical garden and a regional leader in plant conservation. Founded by Shelby White in honor of her late husband Leon Levy, the LLNPP preserves the natural heritage of Eleuthera and acts as a showcase for Bahamian biodiversity, a hub for botanical research and environmental education, and a facility for the propagation and conservation of native plants.

About the BNT:

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) was created by an Act of Parliament in 1959 to build and manage the national park system of The Bahamas. ]Possibly the only non-governmental organization in the world charged with such a responsibility, the BNT works daily to conserve and protect the natural resources of The Bahamas through science, stewardship and education for present and future generations. There are currently 33 National Parks managed by the BNT with more than 2 million acres of marine and terrestrial areas protected.

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