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Obscura Society NY: Cemetery in a Terrarium Workshop 

Make your own cemetery in a Victorian-style terrarium with expertise from a NY designer and horticulturist.

Around 1829, Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, a London doctor with an interest in botany, discovered that young plants could be transported in good condition if they were carried in a specially constructed glazed glass case. This became known as the Wardian case — the forerunner of the modern terrarium. Before long, Wardian cases became fashionable accessories in Victorian drawing rooms across Western Europe and the United States. 
 
Join us to learn how to create your own tiny cemetery "garden" with designer and horticulturist Claire Typaldos. Ticket price includes all supplies, but if you’d prefer to get creative and bring your own glass case, free free to bring anything from an old mason jar to a fishbowl to an antique glass container, as long as it can fit a few small plants and be decorated comfortably (we’ll have chopsticks on hand for dealing with smaller openings). 
 
Details:
When: Thursday, February 4th
Time: 6:30-8
Cost: $65
Where: 371 Court Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
 
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