A bust of the founder, Georg Carstensen, was put on display in the Gardens in 1868, 11 years after his death and 20 years after he left Tivoli. His creativity gave birth to Tivoli, but it became too much for Tivoli's Supervisory Board.
Nimb (1909, architect Knud Arne-Petersen) replaced the Bazaar, which was also built in a Moorish (oriental) style. Boblespringvandet (The Water Fountain, 1961, Eigil Kjær) is said to have been in part conceived by Niels Bohr.
Nimb's predecessor, The Bazaar from 1863, was demolished in 1908 as a result of changes to Bernstorffsgade and the construction of the present Central Station in Copenhagen. Tivoli got its present border to the west.
In the mid-1920s, the corporation of Copenhagen (the municipality that owned the Tivoli grounds at the time) requested that Tivoli's facade towards Bernstorffsgade be harmonised. Nimb's stucco facades, the Roller Coaster's peaks, Cafe No. 7 and the view into the Merry Corner of Tivoli were not an appropriate sight for the city's guests when they left the Central Station.
Professor Anton Rosen made a continuous facade, which also resulted in a minimalistic plastering of Nimb's facade and the construction of the long, grey wall from the entrance facing the Central Station to the corner of Tietgensgade. At the same time, the Roller Coaster lost its peaks.
From 1915 to 2012, the Inspector's Lodge/The Villa stood on the corner of Bernstorffsgade and Tietgensgade. It was originally built as a residence for Tivoli's senior operations manager, the Inspector, but when it was demolished in 2013, due to the enlargement of the Merry Corner, it housed the Tivoli offices.
Boblespringvandet (The Water Fountain) in front of Nimb was established in 1961. Garden architect Eigil Kiær was responsible for the design. It is said that it was Professor Niels Bohr, who came upon the idea together with Kiær. They were allegedly having tea in Carlsberg's honorary residence, looking at an aquarium, when Bohr commented that it looked like a fountain of water from an oxygen apparatus, which was bubbling wildly.
In 2009, the landscaped gardens around the fountain were renewed and adapted to suit the Moorish style of the Nimb building. Among other things, turquoise glazed tiles were used in the paving to simulate the cooling canals traditionally used in Arabic gardens. Landscape architect Pia Stets was responsible for the renewal.