Protect nature with a gift to the Nature Reserve

Donors like you help 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.

adult and two children walking trail into an open vista

Support the Annual Fund

For almost a century, Shaw Nature Reserve has invited visitors to explore 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

Donations are tax-deductible.



Commemorative Tribute Gifts

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

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

Make a Commemorative Tribute Donation

If you have questions, 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 working with you!

Volunteering at Shaw Nature Reserve


Tax-Deductible Gifts

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



Sponsor Education Programs

Shaw Nature Reserve has no equal in the lessons we offer on nature, conservation and natural history.

We serve nearly 6,000 schoolchildren each year through day programs and overnight experiences. Your gift could provide class supplies, educator resources and scholarships.

Make a Commemorative Tribute Donation

Email or call (314) 577-5173 to learn more.