Ways to Give
Protect nature with a gift to the Nature Reserve

With you, we can enrich the world.

For more than 150 years, donors like you have helped the Missouri Botanical Garden discover plants, share knowledge and enrich life. Shaw Nature Reserve is a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden. When you support the Garden, you support the Nature Reserve.

You also can contribute directly to the work of Shaw Nature Reserve.

Support the Annual Fund

For almost a century, Shaw Nature Reserve has invited visitors to immerse themselves in the wonders of Missouri’s natural landscapes. Activities and experiences are waiting across 2,400 acres for guests of all ages and abilities.

You can help the Reserve connect families and children with nature. Please make a special gift today.

Make a gift online
Sponsor Education at SNR

Shaw Nature Reserve has no equal in terms of the lessons it offers on nature, conservation and natural history.

The Nature Reserve serves nearly 6,000 schoolchildren each year through daytime programs overnight experiences. A gift to the Reserve’s educational outreach could support class supplies, educator resources and scholarships.

Learn more!
Email membership@mobot.org or call (314) 577-5118.

Commemorative Tribute Gifts

The natural beauty of the Nature Reserve makes it a fitting place to remember a loved one or celebrate a milestone moment.

Make a fully tax-deductible commemorative tribute gift today and  support annual programs at Shaw Nature Reserve. 

Make a tribute gift

To discuss other ways to honor someone with a gift, such as naming a tree at the Nature Reserve, please call (314) 577-5118.


Volunteer opportunities abound at Shaw Nature Reserve. Indoor or outdoor, physically engaging or relaxing, greeting visitors or working with children; we have something for you.

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you. We are happy to share Shaw Nature Reserve with you!

Volunteering at Shaw Nature Reserve
Tax-deductible gifts

Shaw Nature Reserve is a member of the Missouri Botanical Garden family of attractions. The Missouri Botanical Garden is a 501(c)3 charity in good standing. Contributions to the Garden are fully tax-deductible.