ESPA GARDEN, The g Hotel, Galway, 2006
(status | built)
The g Hotel, ESPA, Jimi Shields, TTT Thirtythreetrees

TTT intensive roof garden, the most intensive green roof installation in Ireland. Situated at the heart of the building, on the second floor of the g Hotel, it is a garden of pure planting, viewed from the Relaxation Room of the hotel spa, (ESPA). The 80 year old Japanese "five needle" Bonsai Pine, (whose sister tree sits at the hotel entrance), and the 8m high wall of bamboos were hand selected at the great nurseries of northern Italy. (Photography: Matthew Thompson)

Winner: Condé Nast Traveller: Top 3 in World | Ambience + Design 2009
Winner: World Travel Awards: Ireland’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2007
Winner: European Hotel Design Awards: Best Design for Spa