The Shaw Nature Reserve

Hwy. 100 & I-44
P.O. Box 38
Gray Summit, MO 63039

Hours & Admission

Open 7 days a week
7 a.m. until sunset
Visitor Center:
8 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.

$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.

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

Daffodil Dash 5k Trail Run

Join us for the second annual trail 5k race where you can view the beautiful spring flowers while tackeling a fun yet challening course. All paces welcome.

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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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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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Class Registration

Spring Summer 2015 Class Catalog

Check out the many weekday, evening and weekend classes we have scheduled for this spring and summer!
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Shaw Wildflower Market

Saturday, May 9
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Largest Selection of Native Wildflowers Available in the St. Louis Area
Local wine, bread, meats, cheese, art, beer, produce and more…
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Volunteer opportunities in horticulture, education, tours, and ecological management to name a few.
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Our Mission

Teachers planting seeds during a workshop Shaw Nature Reserve strives to inspire responsible stewardship of our environment through education, restoration and protection of natural habitats, and public enjoyment of the natural world.
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Featured Classes and Events

March 31, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
April 1, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
April 2, 2015
Begins at 8:00 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
April 2, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House