Primary Contact
Quinn Long
Public Horticulture
Public Gardens

Missouri Botanical Garden/Shaw Nature Reserve

307 Pinetum Loop Rd.
Gray Summit, MO 63039
Tel.: (636)451-3512

Member Since: 1971

Shaw Nature Reserve, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden and on the Meramec River and about six miles south of the Missouri River, is in the region known as the Ozark Border. This region encompasses some 13 percent of the state of Missouri and divides the rolling prairie lands of northern Missouri, that were formed by glaciers, from the Ozark Plateau, that was formed by uplift and erosion. The Reserve is near the junction of Highway 100 and Interstate 44 in northeastern Franklin County.