The Baret House Terrarium


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The Baret House Terrarium is named for French explorer, Jeanne Baret. In 1706, with the help of her employer, botanist Dr. Philibert Commerson, Baret disguised herself as a man and joined the French expedition to circumnavigate the globe. Baret and Commerson collected over 6,000 plant specimens from the south including: Brazil, Jamaica, the Strait of Magellan, Tahiti, Mauritius, and Madagascar. Commerson's ill health often prevented him from fieldwork, and therefore, the majority of the specimens were collected by Baret. This included the discovery of Bougainvillea, which was named for the expeditions commander. Although not recognized in her own lifetime, Jean Baret was an accomplished botanist and was the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. The Baret House Terrarium features a hipped roof, and a repeating horizontal straight line design, reminiscent of the longitudinal coordinates Baret used to cross the world.

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  • 10" W x 7" L x 17" H
  • Made in Detroit


      • All LeadHead Terrariums are made to order by LeadHead Glass
      • LeadHead Terrariums are not included in any free shipping promotions that Pure Detroit offers
      • Shipping is $20 per terrarium to ensure safety of glass
      • Terrariums are shipped via FedEx from Leadhead. Delivery is expected 2-3 weeks after the purchase.

      LeadHead Glass Terrariums are handcrafted out of reclaimed glass and wood from deconstructed homes in Detroit. We model our terrariums after 19th century Wardian Cases, with an updated design. The Wardian case was originally used to transport exotic plants around the globe, and is an ideal environment to raise your own miniature garden in!

      LeadHead Glass Terrariums are as unique as the glass and wood it comes from. Each one is made using responsibly sourced materials from hand deconstructed homes. Our commitment is to recycle and reuse our local resources by creating fine American-crafted terrariums.