Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Missouri - Gray Summit

Institution Code: MO

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden has over 2,400 acres of Ozark-border landscape with 1.5 miles of Meramec River frontage (both banks) and an extraordinary diversity of native plant and animal habitats. Located 35 miles southwest of St. Louis at Gray Summit, Missouri, it strives to inspire responsible stewardship of our environment through education, protection and restoration of natural habitats, and public enjoyment of the natural world. SNR works closely with the Missouri Department of Conservation to promote native plants and encourage their use in sustainable and environmentally friendly gardens and landscapes.

Main Address:
Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden
Highway 100 and I-44
P.O. Box 38
Gray Summit
Missouri 63039 United States of America

Telephone: (636) 451-3512
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Quinn Long, Director
    Curator's Name: William Davit, Board Member
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Rebecca Sucher, Plant Records Manager, MBG

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1925
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 987 Hectares
  • Total Area: 974 Hectares
    Latitude: 38.4818900
    Longitude: -90.8240600
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 971
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 62000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Pinetum and native flora, prairie establishment.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes