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  • Lauren Odell

    Beautiful Wardian case! Florist Wilmington NC | Bloomers Flowers Blog - Wilmington NC | BloomersBlog: Terrariums are Back!

  • L i l y O a k e

    This classic terrarium is housed in a 'Wardian" case,named for the 19th century amateur biologist Dr. Nathaniel Ward.On a woodland walk in 1830,he gathered a moth pupa & slipped it into a bottle he happened to be carrying,later forgetting about it,only to come upon it months later.He found a seedling fern had sprouted & thus began a Victorian "fad" that has survived many decades.In the 19th century it protected foreign plants imported to Europe which had previously died during long sea journeys.

  • Lindsey Leach

    So intrigued by this terrarium. 19th Century Wardian case reproducing the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London. {obsessed with terrariums}

  • Batya Harlow

    19th-century Wardian Case a mini greenhouse

  • Warjna Kaztjmjr

    19th-century Wardian Case | Content in a Cottage - The Wardian case, or fern case, was the forerunner of the modern terrarium and a popular method of maintaining a small indoor garden. First introduced in London by Dr. Ward in the early 19th century, the Wardian case became a highlight of Victorian drawing rooms.

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Terrariums were originally made for scientific research, particularly botany and entomology. Invented by English surgeon Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, the Wardian Case is the ancestor of the modern terrarium.