ASHFORD CASTLE, Cong, Co. Mayo, 2008Jimi Shields, Ashford Castle, Formal Gardens, thirtythreetrees
(status | tender)
won the commission to design new formal gardens at Ashford Castle, the world famous five star hotel on Lough Corrib, Cong Co. Mayo. Monastic ruins, celtic spirals and Mies Van der Rohe's unbuilt brick houses inspired the design of the hedge walls. Guests to the hotel include US Presidents and A-list stars of music and film.
Winner: Invited-Competition, 2008