America’s Eden by John Tschirch with Newport Tree Conservancy

October 5, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the Newport Tree Conservancy for a reception, lecture and book signing to celebrate America’s Eden: Newport Landscapes Through The Ages by John Tschirch. The event will include a rare view of the images, documents and ideas that shaped John Tschirch’s approach.


In 1789, Jedidiah Morse described Newport and its environs as the “Eden of America” in the First Geography of the United States. Building on this legendary image of a centuries-old paradise, this new initiative is dedicated to producing a book entitled America’s Eden: Newport Landscapes through the Ages..

This Newport Tree Conservancy publication by historian John Tschirch will establish Newport as a cultural landscape of national significance and raise awareness of the garden and horticultural legacy of the city just as The Architectural Heritage of Newport, Rhode Island (1952) did for its landmark buildings.

The comprehensive history from European settlement to the present day will be illustrated by a treasure trove of rare period maps, paintings and photographs by prominent artists, and drawings and sketches by leading designers. It will serve as a critical resource guide encompassing landscape architecture, fine art, tree and plant propagation, and the conservation of natural sites. A rich story of art, design and horticulture awaits readers among the gardens, gazebos and trees of Newport.


John R. Tschirch, Architectural Historian and Honorary Member, Garden Club of America, is an award winning architectural historian whose thirty-year career in historic preservation has brought him across the globe to study and teach at cultural heritage sites and landscapes.


Books are available for purchase: $45 in advance/$55 day of the event


Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022- 6:00 pm




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