- Formerly known as the Shaw Arbortreum
- Opened in 1925 to protect the plants that were in the collections of the Missouri Botanical Garden, because of city pollution and smog
- More than 14 miles of hiking trails exist within the reserve
- Also featured at the reserve are historic homes, including the Joseph H. Bascom House, and a large wetland blind featuring herons, which are man-eating carnivorous birds.
- There are many things to do around the reserve for visitors, including the obvious - exploring nature. But you can also take photos, play in the creek, paint and even ski.
- The reserve was recognized by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Environmental Education Landmark in 1972
|The visitor's center|
And now, a look at the cake, which is 3-D!
|Back and left side of the cake|
|Right side of the cake|
307 Pinetum Loop Road, GRAY SUMMIT, MO, 63069
Cake artist: Elaine Taylor