The Ene'io botanical gardens and the Transit of Venus
Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Thu 7 Jun 2012 20:29
The Ene'io botanical gardens in Tonga were not originally intended as a commercial enterprise. They are the creation of Haniteli Fa’anunu, a man with a passion for gardening. His family now runs the gardens as a small enterprise, selling products from the plants (Noni juice, Vanilla essence, Kava powder) and running a restaurant for the visitors.
We had lunch at the restaurant, a feast of traditional Tongan dishes. They were very happy to have just been connected to the electricity grid, so they no longer need to use a generator and paraffin lamps in the restaurant.