Shaw Wildflower Market

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pre-sale for Garden members only
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018
2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Largest Selection of Native Wildflowers Available in the St. Louis Area

Admission is $5 per person, $3 for seniors 65+ and students. Free to Missouri Botanical Garden Members and Shaw Nature Reserve Passholders and their children (age 18 and under).

Shaw Nature Reserve and several nurseries from throughout the area will offer hundreds of varieties of Missouri native annual and perennial wildflowers, ferns, trees and shrubs to use in home landscaping and to attract wildlife. The sale will feature the showiest and hardiest native plants for sun or shade, including purple coneflower, butterfly milkweed, blazing star, dwarf crested iris, cardinal flower, compass plant, wild phlox, ostrich fern, red buckeye, fringe tree and short-leaf pine.

Native plants will be for sale from Shaw Nature Reserve, Wild Ones, Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, Forest Keeling Nursery, St. Francis Mountain Natives, Garden Green, Ozark Soul Native Plants and Pure Air Native Seeds. All vendor accept cash or checks. Missouri Wildflower Nursery accepts credit cards, cash, or checks.  Please pay each vendor separately.

MISSOURI  NATIVE PLANTS of the prairie, wetland, woodland and savanna will be available. All plants sold will be nursery propagated (i.e., not wild harvested).

Shaw Nature Reserve Booth 2017 Plant List 

2018 vendors are yet to be listed. Here is what we offered in 2017:

Non Profit Organizations: 
Wild Ones St. Louis
Audubon St. Louis
Habitat Helpers
Missouri Native Plant Society
Missouri Prairie Foundation
Forest ReLeaf
St Louis Herb Society
Gateway Gardener
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Master Naturalist

Live music!

Market Vendors:
Edge-Clif Winery
Great Harvest Bread
Williams Brother Meats
Colleen’s Irish Toffee
Yvonne’s Honey
Humminbird Bread Kitchen
Six Mile Bridge Brewery
Restore My Soul Photos
Doris Malone Baskets
Ross Malone Books
Think About Tables
Rob's Rings
Corinne's Honey Farm
Song of the Flower
Going in Circles
Missouri Nature Art

Before or after shopping, take time to explore the 2,400-acre Nature Reserve, where the Whitmire Wildflower Garden offers a lovely example of home landscaping with Missouri native plants. Explore the tallgrass prairie, walk the boardwalk in the wetland or visit the historic Bascom House.

Join our facebook event

Friday, September 8, 2017
4 to 7:30 p.m.
Whitmire Wildflower Garden

Shop for locally produced native plants, food and crafts. Also, experts will answer your native gardening questions.

Adults $5
Seniors $3 (65+)
MBG/SNR Members Free

The Shaw Wildflower Market is geared for new and experienced gardeners and people looking for locally made products for a greener community, including Wildflowers from Missouri Wildflower Nursery, Wine, Bread, Meats, Art, Crafts and more.

The event is located in the pavilions behind the Bascom House, near the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. The garden is devoted to showcasing native plants in many habitats and design styles. Participants will be able to stroll through the gardens, gaining inspiration from the mature plantings within each area.

This event is planned rain or shine. Native Plant Experts will be on hand to answer questions, identify plants and give guidance to gardeners wishing to expand their plant palette with native plants.

Bring checks and cash to pay vendors. One vendor, Missouri Wildflower Nursery, will accept credit cards. Cash or check accepted by all vendors.


Gray Summit is about 30 miles west of St. Louis. Take the Gray Summit exit (#253, second exit west of Six Flags) off Interstate 44. Follow signs to Shaw Nature Reserve and special signs leading to the Wildflower Sale.

Signs will direct visitors from the Visitor Center at the main entrance to the Wildflower Garden, with plenty of free parking.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please call Shaw Nature Reserve at (636)451-3512 (toll free from St. Louis area)