Thursday, June 7, 2018
Went during the lilac festival. If it's your first time, go to the information center first, it'll describe both the purpose and layout of each section of the arboretum. It's immense, so if you have kids or elders expect to not finish everything in a day. Great for a personal day, tourists who love nature/conservation, date, or a family trip.
It's free, and sometimes there's live bands. Transportation is easy, just go to Forest Hills station and walk across the street. There's also a bike path, there's parking but it'll be tough on popular days such as certain of not most weekends. There are restrooms in the information center only, on busy days the information center bathrooms are women and children only, outside unisex portables also near information center. Having a free map and/or phone makes the trip more fun and purposeful.