Join us for an exploration of gardens with globe trekker John Tschirch, whose thirty-year career in historic preservation has brought him to some of the world’s most extraordinary landscapes.
The Villa d'Este: Set in the hills of Tivoli to the east of Rome, the gardens of the Villa d'Este are a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance design. The elaborate fountains and lush greenery of the villa have hosted kings, queens, and cardinals and have been captured by generations of artists.
About the speaker: John Tschirch is an award-winning architectural historian, writer, and photographer. His work in historic preservation has led him across the globe to study and teach at historic houses and landscapes from Argentina to Croatia. He was formerly Director of Museum Affairs and Architectural Historian for the Preservation Society of Newport County. He is presently working with the Newport Tree Society on a book to be called America’s Eden: Newport Landscapes Through the Ages.