Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward
Discoverer of the Terrarium Effect
& Inventor of the Wardian Terrarium Case
Dr. Ward's Terrarium Case is the King of All Terrariums.
Here is to Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward who discovered the terrarium effect in 1827 while trying to hatch a Sphinx Moth in a closed jar. Soon afterward he invented the Wardian Case, first as a glass cargo case for use in transporting delicate plants across the vast oceans, and later as a beautiful display case for keeping plants healthy in people's own homes. (I tell the whole story during each terrarium class.)
That's why, on the highest end of our terrarium line, we design and build extraordinary custom replicas of the original design of the Wardian Terrarium Case. They provide healthy homes, not only for larger, more extraordinary tropical plants, but also for beautiful poison dart frogs.