The botanical garden is located in Vava'u, 10 minutes from Neiafu. It consists of 22 acres (89,000 m2) of privately owned gardens and was developed in 1972 by Haniteli Fa’anunu, retired Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. As an agronomist with 38 years of agricultural experience (18 as the Director of Agriculture and Food within the Tongan government), Fa’anunu offers visitors a personalized tour through gardens containing over 100 plant families and 500 plant species, both native and exotic. The garden also has ocean access at ‘Ene’io Beach, a private beach with a camping area.
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