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The easy-care, modular desktop terrarium is here. Choose from 3 microclimates to support the growth of your favourite terrarium plants.
The easy-care, modular desktop terrarium is here. Choose from 3 microclimates to support the growth of your favourite terrarium plants.
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Sanctuary M. Bring more of the Outside In

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Following the success of Botanica's Sanctuary S, we are launching our second range, Sanctuary M. 

Designed to bring the outside inside in, our Sanctuaries are Australian-designed mossariums that have become popular world-wide. Refined, elegant and perfect for any space, the new Sanctuary M is a vessel to house and reflect the beauty of your favourite terrarium plants with a focus on easy care.

Whilst maintaining the beauty and functionality of the original Sanctuary S form, we have evolved the design, pushed production boundaries, introduced new materials and the result is a stunning modular system which embodies three different micro climates: Rainforest, Temperate and Arid. Select from bases in oak, walnut, marble, concrete and cork and create an environment to suit both you and your plants.

We've solved the common issues with small terrariums and developed what we believe are beautifully resolved forms to suit any interior. If you're super busy or maybe your house or apartment doesn’t have the space for plants - don't worry. This one still fits on your desk and the best part is it's so easy to care for.

Choose from these 3 micro climates.

 

Rainforest is our original, closed terrarium design, allowing you to keep moss and moisture loving plants for extended periods of time, enjoying greenery all year round.

With a hand blown glass top and our patented teardrop lid profile, Rainforest is available in a variety of natural materials that are both timeless and on point. The teardrop form of the glass top directs condensation back onto the foliage. The moss insert presents the moss and has the original Sanctuary S reservoir to drain excess water. Sanctuary M Rainforest emulates nature's water cycle system so all you need to do is watch and enjoy life doing its thing.

Creating your arrangement in the insert keeps your base and glass clean. It's easy to drain and make changes without the need for terrarium tools and very easy to clean, just remove the glass top to polish.

  • Rainforest hand blown glass top.
  • Moss or plant silicon insert.
  • Base in cork, marble, concrete or timber.
  • Cork base pad for marble and concrete bases.
  • Medium mister
  • Matte black gift packaging with copper foil detailing that safely houses the vessel and its accessories for delivery.
  • Optional extras- stackable glass tops to double the height.
  • ⊘160 x 145mm

  

Temperate is our first open terrarium design for plants that enjoy a moist environment yet require airflow and room to grow. Open terrariums are for plants that require bright but indirect light and more room for soil.

Temperate is also composed of a hand blown glass top and is available with a variety of base materials. The soil is subtly hidden in the design so the foliage can feature in all its glory. The plant insert provides more room for soil and better options for draining excess water to prevent potential rotting of your plants roots. Just pierce the insert for marble and concrete bases. 

Creating your arrangement in the insert keeps your base and glass clean. It's easy to drain and make changes without the need for terrarium tools and very easy to clean, just remove the glass top to polish. If you love to experiment with plants other than moss then you will love this refined, open terrarium design.

  • Temperate hand blown glass top.
  • Plant or moss silicon insert.
  • Base in cork, marble, concrete or timber.
  • Cork base pad for marble and concrete bases.
  • Optional insert drainage for marble and concrete bases.
  • Medium mister matte black gift packaging with copper foil detailing that safely houses the vessel and its accessories for delivery.
  • Optional extras- stackable glass tops to double the height.
  • ⊘160 x 140mm

 

Arid is for succulents and cacti plants that require drainage and minimal water. Following the same aesthetic as the Rainforest and Temperate bases, your succulents and cacti can join your terrarium family.

The plant insert provides more room for soil and better options for draining excess water to prevent potential rotting of your plants roots. Just pierce the insert for marble and concrete bases. Creating your arrangement in the insert also keeps your base clean.

  • Plant silicon insert to hold small succulents and cacti. 
  • Base in cork, marble, concrete or timber. 
  • Cork base pad for marble and concrete bases.
  • Optional insert drainage for marble and concrete bases.
  • Medium mister
  • Matte black gift packaging with copper foil detailing that safely houses the vessel and its accessories for delivery. 
  • ⊘160 x 40mm

 

All parts for Sanctuary M are fully interchangeable so you can swap out your bases, inserts and glass tops. You can even stack the glass to match the growth of your terrarium plants. 

We've simplified the number of rewards by offering the cork and concrete models as standard. You can imagine the amount of rewards we would need to provide if we included every combination! You will be able to reselect the base material of your choice at the end of the campaign and add any additional items such as glass tops and inserts.

 Create your arrangement in the insert, to keep your base and top clean.

Double up a Temperate top to add more support for your taller plants. Or if you want to give your plants a burst of hydration stack a Rainforest top on a Temperate to add moisture to the whole system.

 

 

 

 

We have made sure that all of the plants we have used in our experimentation are readily available at most garden centres and nurseries around the world. Locally we have experimented with plants and moss found in our own gardens too. Without pillaging from national parks, we encourage everyone to get out in nature and find a terrarium plant or moss to display in your Sanctuary.

You can find a list of plants and some tips here on our website.

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Sanctuary by BOTANICA has been in development since early 2015. We launched our first successful Kickstarter campaign for BOTANICA with Sanctuary S (Small) and from that process developed the design into Sanctuary M listening to what our backers wanted next from their terrarium.

The main requests and developments since Sanctuary S are:

  • Create a larger version mossarium.
  • Create design variations so that other small terrarium plants can be displayed and easily cared for.
  • To create the lid out of handblown glass rather than an acrylic and still maintain a conical teardrop form for the condensation to form and drip back down on to the foliage (rainforest version).
  • Offer more scope in term of base material options. The most popular requests were new marbles, corks and timbers. Our challenge was to create a water tight solution for these porous materials.
  • Our initial Sanctuary S allowed you to add airflow to your mossarium by rotating the lid, for Sanctuary S this ventilates the root area and avoids fungus and mould if the closed environment is too humid and warm. This was crucial for a silicon base as humidity is higher due to it being impervious. With Sanctuary M being a larger vessel, our 12 months of experimentation has proven that such ventilation was not required in the new Sanctuary M rainforest version as the ratio of atmosphere to base had increased. Our moss samples inside Rainforest have lived happily for over 6 months now with very minimal intervention (misting once every few weeks). 

Designers: Lesley Williams, Simon Zappia

Marketing and sales: Lesley Williams, Richelle Martin

Accounts: Natalie Zappia

Head Dispatch: Natalie Zappia

Manufacture: Simon Zappia

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December:  Brief creation

January-April:  Design

January-August: Prototyping and testing

August-September: Pre production samples

October- Kickstarter: Campaign / Production

November-December: DISPATCH 

Sanctuary is fully recyclable and, if, God forbid, it's time to move Sanctuary on, we'll take full responsibility for it and accept it's return for recycling.

Patent Pending: Australian Patent Application No. 2015224399

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Risks and challenges

As product designers, we understand the process of product commercialisation. In the past we have undertaken this process for our own products and also for our clients. Experience prepares us for the challenges that lie ahead. For Sanctuary M we have already undergone extensive prototyping, spent time with our manufacturing team and watched our product come off the production lines in our city and overseas before offering it to you to be sure what you see is what you get. We have vigorously prepared ourselves for the huge task of dispatch with new staff ready to go and a safety net of stock.

DEVELOPMENT
We'll endeavor to maintain the concept, hoping to improve at every step.

MANUFACTURING
Arkidelo is the chosen manufacturer for Sanctuary. They have an outstanding reputation here is South Australia as a manufacturer and prototype-er. We consider them our 'sister' company, check them out: http://www.arkidelo.com.

SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS
SANCTUARY is a relatively simple product, however delays may occur if we encounter longer than expected lead times in part delivery.

SUPPLY
We'll handle logistics direct from our premises here in Adelaide.
Please ensure your address has your suburb that relates to your postcode e.g. not the greater city of your area.
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DUTIES AND TAXES
Import duties and taxes are payable by the Backer. Delays may holdup deliveries due to your countries customs processing. We are not responsible for any import duties or customs charges.

We reserve the right to make changes to the design, materials, pricing structures and postage costs . Whilst we will listen and consider input from backers, we will make decisions that we feel are best for the direction of the project and its impact on our business as a whole.

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