Chihuly opens Glass Under Glass display at Tacoma conservatory

Renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly has opened a unique display in the Tacomas Seymour Botanical Conservatory in the US, according to

The Glass Under Glass exhibition features a range of glazed artworks set among the beautiful flowers and plants of the conservatory.

Running from now until February 22nd, the glass display will likely draw a great number of visitors to the Wright Park conservatory, which is celebrating its centenary.

Describing the 100-year-old glazed structure, conservatory manager Mary Anderson said that it is something to be proud of.

Parks superintendent Marina Becker also had some kind works for the building.

"Its something from a different era," she said.

"Its an icon. Its something Tacoma can be very proud of. Its a cultural heritage."

The building is one of only three public Victorian-styled conservatories on the west coast of the US and is so popular that has seen many generations of families come to visit and even hosted a few weddings.

In a nice sense of fate, Dale Chihuly also visited as a child – an occurrence that mirrors architect Frank Gehrys recent work on the Art Museum of Ontario – a building close to where he grew up.