The classic terrarium is housed in a 'Wardian" case, named for the 19th century amateur biologist Dr. Nathaniel Ward

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Wardian Case. Invented by Dr. Nathaniel Ward in 1827 for growing ferns, orchids & other tender plants. The forefather of the terrarium.

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I became interested in Steampunk fashion/style when I photographed a Steampunk wedding in Hemel Hempstead 80 miles from Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk www.EricYoungPhotography.co.uk

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The Victorian terrarium, a glass container filled with plants, is making a comeback. Here are some examples from leading terrarium designer Ken Marten.

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Terrariums- the ultimate way not to kill your tropical plants in a cold climate.. And they look totally creepy. Bonus!

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