The Shaw Nature Reserve

307 Pinetum Loop Rd,
Gray Summit, MO 63039
(636)451-3512

Hours & Admission

Hours:
Open 7 days a week
7 a.m. until sunset
Visitor Center:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends 
Bascom House:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission:
$5 general admission
$3 students
$3 seniors 65 & over 
Free children 12 & under

Free for Shaw Nature Reserve passholders and Missouri Botanical Garden members.

Wheelchair Accessibility:
Bascom House, Maritz Trail House, Whitmire Wildflower Garden, Wetland Trail, Crescent Knoll Overlook, Glassberg Family Pavilions and restrooms.

Regulations
Non-smoking. No pets. Professional photographers must pay a fee.
 

Rob Connoley Dinner

August 13, 2017 | noon–8 p.m. 
Join Chef Rob Connoley for an afternoon of learning about foraging with drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by a cooking workshop and dinner.
Learn more
Register

What's In Bloom

Water lily

Every Friday we take pictures of what's in bloom and post them on our Facebook page. We feature a variety of plants and places in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden.
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Support the Nature Reserve

Bascom House field

Support the work of the Shaw Nature Reserve to restore land to its original state and preserve the peace and natural beauty of our grounds.
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Program Registration

Spring/Summer 2017 Class Registration

Registration for programs is now open! Check out our weekday, evening and weekend offerings. Register online or over the phone by calling Rachel at (636) 451-3512 x 6007. 
Register now!

Native Plant School

Native Plant School is a year-round series of mostly outdoor learning sessions in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden.
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New Photography Policy


Review our new policies and guidelines for Photography at Shaw Nature Reserve.

Policy and guidelines
Permit form 

Featured Classes and Events

July 1, 2017
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
July 2, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
July 12, 2017
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
July 13, 2017
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center