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

Families hiking the trails

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.

Click here to make a gift online.

Donations are 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.

Email donors@mobot.org or call (314) 577-5173 to learn more.

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. 

Click here to make a commemorative tribute donation.

If you have questions, please call (314) 577-5118.


Volunteer collecting seed at the Reserve

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 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.