Originally introduced as a necessity, Wardian cases are now prized as a charming home decor accent. Bring your favorite outdoor plants inside with one of these H. Potter terrariums. Accent a small corner table with a compact clear case. Or, display your larger plants with a tall, stately terrarium.
The Wardian case was the direct forerunner of the modern terrarium (and the inspiration for the glass aquarium), and was invented by Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward (1791–1868), of London, in about 1829 after an accidental discovery inspired him. Thought you'd like to know.