The Shaw Nature Reserve

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

Hours & Admission

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.

$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.

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

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 

Shaw Wildflower Market

Customer with native plants

Saturday, May 12
10 a.m. –2 p.m.
We have the largest selection of native wildflowers available in the St. Louis Area
Enjoy local wine, bread, meats, cheese, art, beer, produce and more…
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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!

Photo Contest

March 1st- 31st you can win free prizes by participate in our Instagram photo contest. Whether you are using a smartphone or a DSLR camera, we’d love to see those amazing shots. 
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Featured Classes and Events

April 25, 2018
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
April 26, 2018
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
April 27, 2018
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
April 28, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center