Terrarium Supplies | Where to Shop
In “New England Under Glass,” Tovah Martin took everything we love about the New England landscape and captured it in a series of lovely terrariums. Here’s a handy guide to where to find terrarium plants, containers, and accessories.
We sourced all our plants from Ballek’s Garden Center in East Haddam, Connecticut (balleksgardencenter.com). The folks here offer an excellent selection of miniature indoor plants for terrariums, as well as decorative accessories. However, many good greenhouses now cater to terrarium hobbyists, so call your local grower, too.
No need to spend a lot of money for these. We’ve found apothecary jars and large glass containers at discount home-goods stores and antiques shops. Big storage jars, made for holding dog biscuits or cookies, can also make great containers and are easily found at Target or Crate & Barrel. You can also find good containers at large craft shops, such as Michael’s or A. C. Moore.
Hobby shops, catering to model-train enthusiasts and dollhouse collectors, are the place to go for small figurines and other accessories. Caroline Woodward, who built the terrariums for this story, recommends Apponaug Color & Hobby in Warwick, Rhode Island (hobbyri.com). We also like Time Machine Hobby in Manchester, Connecticut (timemachinehobby.com) and Earth & Tree Dollhouses & Miniatures in Amherst, New Hampshire (earthntree.com/miniatures).