Outstandingly Original Gardens is here! Madison Cox has kept a low profile while creating a series of stunningly original gardens around the globe. What differentiates Cox within the highly competitive world of landscaping is his individual approach to individual sites. He does not apply a single theme or a homogeneous look to his various projects. From rigorously sculpted grounds to profusely flowering rustic settings, he bends his personal tastes to those of his clients.
He now serves patrons of the arts, businessmen, and philanthropists, like Sting and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, from offices in New York and Morocco. More than half of Cox’s clientele are experienced, self-assured gardeners who recognize the lifetime commitment required for high-end garden design. They don’t want a landscape that resembles anyone else’s in any way.
Majestic gardens that embrace inventive simplicity are rare in America—the land of trophy lawns, gargantuan swimming pools and paths and beds crammed with easy-care shrubs and flowers. Because Cox favors techniques and plantings gleaned from many epochs, cultures and movements, he has a bigger, more flexible design vocabulary than garden designers known specifically for their modernist, French-formal or romantic English leanings—Cox likes it all.
He dislikes overly manicured things and prefers simple, natural components. He like well-done, less-than-tortured clip jobs. He enjoys square ponds and pools as well as trellised paths that connect different garden areas. He wants color, but not an explosion of it all at once.