All having a Victorian "feel". The larger terrarium designs, with an interior volumes of 1.5 to almost 2 sq ft, are true Wardian Case for the serious indoor plant grower. I also offer an option of a lead free terrarium, in my Small Garden design. Details about each design are contained in the fact sheet that you can download via the links provided. Each is a one page PDF file.
An Octagonal Garden Design:
My third terrarium design is a classic shape.
The terrarium is octagonal in shape with each side approximately 5" wide. This yields a 13" spacing of opposite sides and a height of about 16 ".
Like my other terrarium designs:
The lower trim is a green opal glass. The upper curved segments of the base are light green GNA glass (German New Antique). GNA glass is a clear glass with antique lines. The rest of the lower walls are clear glass.
In this design the top, the roof, completely lifts off allowing full access to the growing space. The plastic tray, used to hold the growing material and plants, is removable once the top has been taken off. The photo on the left shows the top removed from the base.
The top is removed by grasping the finial ornament and lifting it off the base.
While the top may look uniform it is a handmade item and only fits onto the lip around the lower section in one orientation. There are small brass wire pieces soldered to the top side and the base side that match. This is shown in the third photo on the right. This photo also shows the small brass corners that are attached to the top sections of the base. These add a decorative look to the lower base as well as providing structures that make sure the top cannot be accidently knocked off.
To obtain the Information Sheet on An Octagonal Garden Terrarium, a one page PDF file, use the following link -- Octagonal Garden Info. It assumes you have the Adobe Reader available.
I'm now offering a true Domed upper story for some designs. The dome shape is shown on the left while a dome with an upper structure added is shown on the left. The dome can be finished with a number of upper story shapes.
A domed upper roof is appropriate for my Octagonal Garden and Hexagonal Garden designs. This modification doesn't add any significant volume to the terrarium but certainly brings the structure into a closer visual appearance to the famous international botanical garden structures. This option is for someone looking for a truly unique terrarium as I believe there are few artists, perhaps none, offering a true domed top terrarium design.