The Research Department hosts a seminar series that brings speakers on a wide range of topics in evolutionary biology and ecology to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden throughout the academic year.

Seminars are open to all and held Fridays at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Please check in at the Kiosk and tell admissions staff that you are here for the seminar. You will be admitted at no charge. Out of respect for seminar speakers and to limit disruptions, guests of the Botany Seminar Series will not be admitted to the Garden after 4:10 p.m.

Fall 2016

September 9, 2016

Bharti Sharma

Cal Poly Pomona


September 16, 2016

Lucas Majure

Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix AZ


October 7, 2016

Mike Simpson

San Diego State University


October 21, 2016

Nathan Kraft



November 11, 2016

Felipe Zapata



December 2, 2016

Findley Finseth

W. M. Keck Science Department – Claremont Colleges



Spring 2017