United States of America, New Jersey, Essex County, Short Hills
Cox Garden (Short Hills, New Jersey)
The garden, designed by Lois Poinier in the 1960s, was shaped and divided into planting beds by railroad ties and gravel paths. There was a small boxwood garden in the center and a variety of perennials in the surrounding beds. The house, built in 1939-1940, had a small, brick-walled terrace at the back with steps leading down to the garden. The yard was ringed by forsythia and also included a rose garden and a mature boxwood garden. When the property was purchased in 2005, the perennials, boxwoods, and roses were gone and the forsythia had become overgrown.
The entire property was redesigned in 2007 by Jan Saltiel of Edgewater Designs in Millburn, New Jersey. A large wrap-around terrace at the back of the house is ringed in boxwood. The driveway and fence were both moved, and the remnants of the fence were made into part of the terrace and landscaped path.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Edgar J. McKay (former owners, 1939- ), Mrs. Joseph E. Cox (former owner, -1999), Joseph E. Cox, III and Oden Cox Catullo (former owners, 1999-2005), Lois Poinier (landscape designer, 1960s), Jan Saltiel (landscape designer, 2007).