Most people have yet to hear of Madison Cox, but it is about time his name got out there. This man has travelled around the globe creating outstanding gardens in 10 different countries. While he has a very impressive resume, he has practically no online presence. His website, unlike his work, is very mundane.
One thing that sets Cox apart from other landscapers is that he tailors his nature creations to that of the client, and does not focus on his own personal preferences. Even if he tends to stay away from a certain color or embellishment, he will work it into his creation in order to please the client. This has caught the attention of many well-known people. Marie-Josee Kravis, President of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, chose him to design her outdoor spaces. Another one of his famous clients was Marella Agnelli, who is an Italian art collector born Princess Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto.
Cox grew up in San Francisco, and received his love and desire for travel from his Father, who was a sea captain. He also attributes his love for culture, art, and nature to his godmother who took him to museums, libraries, and more. Cox went to school at the Parsons School of Design in New York, and then transferred to the Paris branch a year later. The friends he met there, his travels, museums, and the French cuisine gave him the desire to work all around the world.
He graduated in 1984 with a BFA in environmental design and managed to snag some real experience helping out a French gardener while he was abroad. Cox was offered a position creating a spring garden for the Franco-American Museum. After this, he began his career and hasn’t looked back.