Welcome to Our Little Terrarium Shop!
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1510 SE 44th Ave., Apt. 101,
Portland, OR 97215
Spring Shop Hours:
Tuesday Through Saturday — 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday & Monday — Closed to Enjoy Church
& Family Life
What is a terrarium?
A terrarium is live plants growing inside a closed clear container. It may be a glass bottle, a jar, an aquarium container, or a wood and plate glass Wardian case. But regardless of the shape or size, it has to be closed in order to recycle its water, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. That's how a terrarium can thrive for years.
As we like to say around here;
"If it doesn't have a lid, who you trying to kid? It's not a terrarium."
Here at Roosevelt's Terrariums we specialize in these wonderful, closed, science-based, self-contained, ecosystems. These are the only terrariums that allow ordinary folks to consistently succeed with live plants. That's why we can offer our No-Fault Warranty and Free Maintenance. And because our terrariums normally thrive, they eventually need pruning and cleaning— all of which is also provided free of charge right here in our shop.
Give the "Gifts That Keep On Growing."
There is something here for everyone, from our tiniest terrarium vials to our popular desktop terrariums and right on up to our larger "Happy Birthday/Happy Anniversary/Congratulations for Graduating" special occasion terrariums. Just drop by and pick out the perfect gifts for every occasion.
If you can't come in to pick the gift out yourself, just click the button below and we will send an Email Gift Card, with a note from you, to whoever you choose. It's good toward a terrarium, or a terrarium class. And it's both quick and easy.
Please note: We cannot ship PLANTED terrariums. However, we can ship Extraordinary Terrarium Kits with everything you need to plant your own beautiful terrarium, including instructions. Call 503-734-9996 for more information.
Wardian Case Terrariums:
On the higher end, our specialty is to design and build extraordinary custom Wardian Terrarium Case Terrariums that provide healthy homes, not only for larger plants, but also for our cute little poison dart frogs. Now you can have a beautiful rain forest in your own home or workplace and succeed in keeping even rare and otherwise difficult plants — like miniature blooming plants, exotic tropical vines, forest-floor ferns and lush jungle mosses.
We can build these fine wood and glass cases to fit your interests, your space, your style and to some degree, your budget. They aren't cheap, but you really get what you pay for. Interior Designers and home builders receive a courtesy discounts when they show their letterhead or business card.
Our Poison Dart Frogs are not poisonous. Just really cute.
If you look closely at the "holding place" terrariums below you will see our tiny Poison Dart Frogs looking back at you through the mists. These exotic tropical frogs are actually harmless when they have been raised in captivity on flightless fruit flies, far away from their jungle diet of poisonous ants that would produce the toxins in their skin. They normally live for 10 to 15 years with simple care. We have quite a few and we sell them, along with their food, as a colorful addition to our larger terrariums (e.g. the luxury condominiums of frogdom).
Courtesy Discounts for "The Crazy Ones"
Plant Your Own Terrarium Classes:
For the "Do It Yourself" enthusiast we offer the most popular terrarium classes in the world (It's true. We have more how-to classes with more students per week than anyone else we can find anywhere. Three nights a week and twice on Saturdays with up to 30 students in our new classroom.) Learn the history, science, design and maintenance of a true, self-watering terrarium. Our classes currently have a 99% positive rating on Google and Yelp, and a "Best of Groupon" rating, having served well over 1600 students in just under two and a half years. We are on a roll!
You'll take home a lot more terrarium for your money, along with a lot of valuable information and expert assistance, just by taking one of our fun terrarium classes. Working under our close instruction, and using only our own clean and healthy plants, sterile materials and high quality glass containers (all with properly fitting lids!), you cannot fail, because we won't let you. Your planting will be fully warranted, just like our own, and you'll enjoy our free maintenance service when your terrariums thrive and need a little trim and a cleaning.
Oh, and by the way, you are welcome to bring along your favorite bottle of wine and a few finger snacks to enjoy with your friends and family while you create your living masterpieces together.