The Shaw Nature Reserve

307 Pinetum Loop Rd,
Gray Summit, MO 63039
(314) 577-9555

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 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.
 

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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Pet Policy

Owl

While service animals are welcome at the Nature Reserve, if you would like to hike with your pet, we recommend visiting state and county parks. Pets are not permitted at Shaw Nature Reserve.
St. Louis County parks pet page
Missouri State parks pet page
Service animal policy

Wilderness Wagon

Saturdays and Sundays in May and October, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $4 per person. The narrated wagon ride travels the three-mile Trail House Loop Road, with stops at the Trail House and wetland bus stop.
Learn more

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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Program Registration

Learn and Discover Spring/Summer 2018 Classes

Registration for classes is now open! Check out our weekday, evening and weekend classes. Register online or over the phone by calling Rachel at (314) 577-9526.
Register now!

WildFlower Concert Series

Downstream folk trio

Four consecutive Saturdays: June 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 4–8 p.m. in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden. Hear music from 5–7 p.m. while enjoying the garden. Food and drink are available for purchase.
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Featured Classes and Events

May 22, 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
May 22, 2018
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
May 24, 2018
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
May 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center