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The Wardian case a portable airtight greenhouse developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward

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The Wardian case is a portable airtight, glass-lined greenhouse that was developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward (1791-1868) for the transportation of plants. The Wardian case revolutionised botany in the 19th century, allowing live plants to be transported across the globe. The airtight design meant that that plants stored inside were protected from smoke and pollution.

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Media ID 9506193

Date: 12th March 2014

Filename: EBC_Wardian_Case_051125AM004.jpg

Image Size: 6658 x 4984 Pixels

Filesize is 4.26MB

Associated Categories: Kew at Work

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