Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit Shaw Nature Reserve is a 2,400-acre private nature reserve that is operated as an extension of the Missouri Botanical Garden. It features several historic homes, a large prairie, and a large wetland blind from which to observe herons. They offer over 14 miles of hiking trails including wheelchair-accessible trails and scenic routes
Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri. The Japanese consider snow a flower, so this botanical garden is an obvious winter draw. Waterfalls, lake, stone lanterns and weeping maples are captivating when laced with snow. www.mobot.org
Missouri Botanical Garden Glow! For the first time ever, hundreds of thousands of lights will illuminate some of the Garden's most iconic locations this winter at Garden Glow. Walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, while traditional candlelight village displays will delight crowds of all ages.