Ways to Give

Shaw Nature Reserve is a member of the family of attractions 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 by:

Honoring an Occasion or a Loved One

The peace and natural beauty of the Reserve make it a beautiful place to remember a loved one or celebrate a milestone moment. Dedicate a tree or bench and your name or a name you designate will be appropriately displayed.

Support the Annual Henry Shaw Fund

Does the Reserve’s work to restore land to its original state speak to you? This effort distinguishes the Reserve as a leader in ecological restoration throughout the Midwest. You can be a part of the success by giving to the Annual Fund.

Sponsor Educational Outreach

Shaw Nature Reserve has no equal in terms of the lessons it offers children on nature, conservation, and natural history. The Reserve serves about 4,500 schoolchildren each year through daytime programs and an additional 1,200 through overnight programs. A gift to the Reserve’s educational outreach would support the purchase of class supplies and scholarships.

For details about any of these giving opportunities, email membership@mobot.org or call (314) 577-9500.


The opportunities for volunteer participation at Shaw Nature Reserve are many and varied. We appreciate your interest in working with us and look forward to hearing from you. We are very happy to share Shaw Nature Reserve with you!

Volunteering at Shaw Nature Reserve

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.