5. It Separated From The Brooklyn Institute Of Arts And Sciences In The 1970s

museum of arts and sciences-brooklyn-nyc-untapped citiesMuseum of Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn, 1904. Image from Library of Congress

In 1910, management of the garden was assigned to the Brooklyn Institute of the Arts and Sciences (now the Broklyn Museum), carefully maintained by them until they separated in 1970s. Today, it is operated and maintained by an independent administration. Under the Brooklyn Institute of the Arts and Sciences, the garden went through a major transformation in its 60 year management, building the garden’s famed reputation.