Hall House Terrarium
Hall House Terrarium
$ 240.00

Leadhead Glass

Hall House Terrarium

The Hall House is named for Dr. George Rogers Hall, a horticulture pioneer who visited Japan in 1859 to join the lucrative trade that had already been established between Japan and the United States.  Hall filled Wardian cases with notable Japanese specimens, including Japanese maple, crab apple, magnolia, wisteria, and Hinoki cypress - slow growing species favored as bonsai - and they set sail from the newly opened Yokohama whaling port on their way to America. These terrariums protected the flora from the salt air, allowing them to survive the long ocean voyage. The Hall House terrarium features a box gable roof and a repeating geometric line design, the perfect space for your own bonsai. 


Lead Head Glass terrariums are handcrafted out of reclaimed glass and wood from deconstructed homes in Detroit and built using traditional stained glass techniques. The terrariums are modeled after 19th century Wardian cases, originally used to transport exotic plants around the globe, and are the ideal environment to raise your own miniature garden or display favorite objects.

15" L x 10"W x 18" H

All terrariums come with a fitted plastic liner.