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 Reserve.

You also can contribute directly to the work of Shaw Nature Reserve in a variety of ways.

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 make these experiences possible.

Each day, the Nature Reserve lives and shares the Garden’s commitment to plant knowledge, education, conservation and engagement. Our team leads hundreds of classes, hikes and tours to engage guests of all ages with the natural wonders in our backyard.

You can help the Reserve with these programs to 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 peace and natural beauty of the Nature Reserve make it a beautiful place to remember a loved one or celebrate a milestone moment.

A commemorative tribute gift supports annual programs at Shaw Nature Reserve and is fully tax deductible. Tribute gifts can be made in any amount. A card acknowledging your gift can be sent to the person you designate; no mention is made regarding the amount of your donation. The name of the honoree and the donor will be listed in the Bulletin, the Missouri Botanical Garden publication mailed to more than 45,000 member households.

(Note: Recognition in the Bulletin is reserved for gifts of $50 or more.)

Make a tribute gift

To discuss other ways to honor someone with a gift, such as naming a tree at the 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.