The Ward Terrarium
The Ward Terrarium

The Ward Terrarium

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The Ward Terrarium takes its namesake from Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, inventor of the modern terrarium. This design is based upon an original Wardian Case from the 1830's. These cases would be used by orchid smugglers, hired by European Aristocracy. The British had such a fervor for collecting rare varieties from Asia and South America, collectors were said to have "orchidelirium". We hope you have less nefarious intentions than the orchid smugglers of Dr. Ward's day.

Content + Care

  • 7" W x 10" L x 13" H

  • Made in Detroit


  • All LeadHead Terrariums are built and shipped per order from LeadHead

  • LeadHead Terrariums are not included in any free shipping promotions that Pure Detroit offers

  • Shipping is $20 per terrarium to ensure safety of glass

  • Terrariums are built and shipped out 3-5 days after purchase date. They are then shipped out via FedEx on a 3-5 day delivery. Expect 10-11 days from purchase date to receive terrarium

LeadHead Glass Terrariums are handcrafted out of reclaimed glass and wood from deconstructed homes in Detroit. We model our terrariums after 19th century Wardian Cases, with an updated design. The Wardian case was originally used to transport exotic plants around the globe, and is an ideal environment to raise your own miniature garden in!

LeadHead Glass Terrariums are as unique as the glass and wood it comes from. Each one is made using responsibly sourced materials from hand deconstructed homes. Our commitment is to recycle and reuse our local resources by creating fine American-crafted terrariums.

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