People tend to check in during these times:
Great place to park for the gardens.
One of the more popular stations on this line. Trains stop in both directions every 30 min. The tix machine is in lot on Manhattan side, so look for it. Crossing the roadway that borders can be tricky
Need to know when the next Metro North train is? Simply text 266266 w/ the message Botanical Garden + the name of your destination station, and you will receive a text back with the next four trains!
The ticket machine on the Manhattan-bound side is actually behind the platform (walk down the stairs next to the cold weather shelter to street level).
The MTA does many things wrong, but CooCoo is not one of them. Send a text message to 266266 with Botanical Garden + the name of your destination station, and you'll get a text back the next 4 trains!
Alex B. says to walk to the 2/5, but don't be fooled it is definitely a WALK from/to here. So you won't actually save money by taking it. Re-check that.
The tx machine on the manhattan bound side has all options, on the other side of the platform I tried buying a monthly and I don't think it was offered.