The Shaw Nature Reserve

307 Pinetum Loop Rd,
Gray Summit, MO 63039

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 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.

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.
Learn more

Wilderness Wagon

Saturdays and Sundays in May and October, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. $1 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

Shaw Wildflower Market

Customer with native plants

Saturday, May 13
9 a.m. –4 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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Class Registration

Spring/Summer 2017 Class Registration

Registration for classes is now open! Check out our weekday, evening and weekend classes.
Register now!

New Photography Policy

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

Policy and guidelines
Permit form 

Featured Classes and Events

April 28, 2017
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
April 28, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Bascom House
April 29, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Visitor Center
April 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House