When Gurudeva founded the Hindu Monastery in Wailua 25 years ago, he directed his monks to seek and import the most beautiful plants and trees on the planet. He explained that he wanted to show that God has many faces. The blossoms peak normally on June 15th annually. This is a wonderful tidbit to archive on your calendars. Because word has gotten out that the gardens and the temple construction are truly one of the great wonders in Hawaii, and because visitor parking is limited, reservations must be made in advance, only if you wish to take the guided tour. (1-888-735-1619). Some of you have intended to visit the monastery for years. This is the prime time to do it.
In June, '09, 90 minute guided tours are offered on June 10th, 17th and 24th only and begin sharply at 9 am and 11 am. Since this is a monastery for monks, it is asked that everyone please cover their shoulders and legs to their ankles. This will also protect you from the mosquitoes who have a penchant for visitors. So, mosquito repellent, appropriate clothing and cameras with lots of battery and space for photos are strongly recommended. Umbrellas are optional.
There are self-guided tours, as well, that are not constricted by reservations, IF you come at off-peak reservation time. It is best to call the toll-free number to verify availability of parking. http://www.himalayanacademy.com/ssc/hawaii/visitor_info/additional_info.shtml
So, that's what you need to know, if you've been meaning to visit, especially if you have guests and wish to create an awesome memory with them.