Cultivate is the place to go to buy terrariums in Evanston IL.

A terrarium is a semi-sealed clear glass enclosure that creates a miniature landscape with its own water cycle, a mini green microcosm where the environment is perfect for moisture-loving plants like mosses, ferns, air plants (tillandsia), orchids, begonias, and the like.

(A rich subject, both scientifically, and historically!)

Terrariums, or Terraria, are also easy to care for! It only takes a little know-how, some common sense, and a bit of curiosity to create and maintain the proper conditions for your terrarium (indirect light, constant moisture, comfy temperature) and you can have a thriving terrarium for years to come!

Why own a terrarium? Besides showing off the elegance of a thriving microclimate, they are amazing one-of-a kind design pieces that actually evolve and grow!

We offer terrariums in all shapes and sizes for every kind of décor. We have hanging terrariums and table-top terrariums, glass and wood terrariums, apothecaries, faceted, hinged, and hand-blown glass vessels. Our collection includes many different varieties–with prices that range from under twenty to several hundred dollars, so you’ll really want to stop in to see for yourself! We also sell all the supplies you’ll need to create your own terrariums. Glass enclosures , stones, soil, tiny plants and charcoal… anything a confident DIY terrarium maker would need.

If you’re not quite a Green Thumb yet, terrariums are a fantastic way for you to add some green to your home (or give as a gift) without having to worry about caring for large or labor-intensive plants. We are such fans of these home-décor gems that we even offer frequent classes in how to build your own terrarium—for both kids and adults. You can check our calendar of events in Evanston to see when our next terrarium class will take place. We are pleased to offer private and small-group terrarium lessons, group BYOB events, bridal and wedding terrarium-making parties, birthday parties for all ages, corporate community-building activities…book your terrarium-themed event in our rainforest!

In the meantime, come on in and check out our vast selection of terrariums and terrarium supplies. We’re happy to show you around, teach you a bit about how you can incorporate terrariums into your existing garden or home, and answer any questions you might have.