Connecticut Botanical Society Meetings

Spring Meeting 2020

April 25th, 2020

Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Kellogg Environmental Center
500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT 06418


An Exploration of Apples from Across The World

Miles Schwartz Sax, Ph.D.

From the Garden of Eden to New England homesteads, the apple has provided a source of sustenance, beauty, libation and lore to cultures across the world and throughout the centuries. Please join us as we explore the diversity and splendor of the genus Malus. Dr. Sax will discuss how this fruit has travelled across the world and transformed from a botanical species to a beloved horticultural variety.

Dr. Miles Schwartz Sax is the Arboretum Director at Connecticut College. He is responsible for advancing the mission of the institution through strategic planning, landscape management of the 750-acre site, teaching, research, curation and fundraising. His love for apples developed while horticulturally managing and curating the species apple (Malus) collection at the Arnold Arboretum. Miles holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University where his academic focus revolved around issues of environmental horticulture, tree selection and evaluation, stress physiology and rare plant conservation.


From Route 8, take exit 15 and turn left (west) onto Route 34 (Main St., which becomes Roosevelt Dr.). Continue west on Rte. 34 for about 1.5 miles and take a right onto Lakeview Terrace (see sign for Kellogg Center/Osbornedale State Park). At the end of the road, turn left onto Hawthorne Ave. Parking lot is on left.

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  • 9:30 AM – Light Refreshments and Used Natural History Book Sale (cash or checks)
  • 10:30 AM – Announcements
  • 11:00 AM – Guest Lecture
  • 12:00 noon – Potluck Lunch

Adjacent to the Kellogg Environmental Center and the Osborne Homestead Museum, Osbornedale State Park offers 400 acres of forests, meadows and wetlands. Feel free to explore after lunch.