US state gets massive new conservatory

Michigan in the US is to get a huge new conservatory which is set to be filled with plants, making it a magically botanical experience.

The 23,000 sq foot glass house will dwarf any conservatory found attached to a UK home but is intended to provide the public with a place to learn about and enjoy a range of horticultural treats.

Work begins on the £1.5 million glazed building today and, according to, its main function will be a home for interior landscape firm Plantera.

"Plants are our passion, nature is our passion," Plantera head Shane Pliska told the website.

"We feel lucky that well have a building that well be able to operate out of as a business and share with the community."

As part of plans to make the conservatory as eco-friendly as possible, rainwater will be collected and used to feed the plants growing under the glass.

The ground will also act as a heat incubator and a range of locally sourced and recycled products will be used in construction.