Thornton W. Burgess Society

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

New Hours

New Hours

Office hours Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am-2pm. The Mercantile is open weekends 12 -4pm and weekdays by chance.

Our Mission

To inspire reverence for wildlife and concern for the natural environment as taught in the writings of conservationist and naturalist Thornton W. Burgess.

'A bright and exciting future'

'A bright and exciting future'

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History to Acquire Thornton w. Burgess/Green Briar Nature Center in Sandwich

Thornton Burgess Nature Program 2019

Thornton Burgess Nature Program 2019

All programs occur on the first Saturday of the month from 10am-12pm $150 for the Series/$20 individual class. Online Registration Now Open

Critter Capers

Critter Capers

Come visit with a Green Briar critter! Learn about animal behaviors, habitats, life cycles and more! Fridays at 11am. $4 Non Members, $2 Members No reservations needed.

Bird Walk & Talk

Bird Walk & Talk

Bird Walk & Talk Thursday, March 28th 10am Members $4 Nonmembers $6 All ages welcome

Adult Jam Making Classes

Adult Jam Making Classes

A wonderful opportunity for Adults to learn how to cook jam in our beloved 1903 Jam Kitchen. Read more for flavors, schedule and Online Registration. Space limited!

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Birding led by Alice Wynn

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Birding led by Alice Wynn

Part of the Thornton Burgess Nature Program Series. $20.00 April 6th 10:00am-12pm

Support Our Sponsors

Cape Cod Life Magazine Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Foundation of Cape Cod The Museum Trail First Citizens Federal Credit Union Cape Cod 5 Kiwanis Sunderland Printing Oyster Harbors Marine
April School Vacation Family Jam Making Class

April School Vacation Family Jam Making Class

April School Vaction Family Jam Making! Thursday April 18th & Friday April 19th 11:00am-1:00pm

Family Jam Making Classes

Family Jam Making Classes

A wonderful opportunity for Families to learn how to cook jam in our beloved 1903 kitchen! Read more for flavors, schedule and online registration.

Fairy Garden Workshop

Fairy Garden Workshop

Drop in Saturday April 13 or Wednesday April 17th 12:30-2:30 for $5 per person and create your own enchanted fairy garden,

Private Jam Class Parties

Private Jam Class Parties

We offer classes in making Jam, Chutney, Marmalade, Conserves, and Pickles. Get a group together and get in touch to pick a date and flavor!

Wildflower Garden Book Club

Wildflower Garden Book Club

We will gather once a month April thru October to discuss a work of literature that makes use of the world of flowers.

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Hop, skip, and jump to Green Briar Nature Center for a unique party setting!

Thornton Burgess Nature Program - Pine-Oak Forests led by Elise Leduc

Thornton Burgess Nature Program - Pine-Oak Forests led by Elise Leduc

Part of the Thornton Burgess Nature Program Series. $20.00 May 4th 10:00am-12pm

Summer Garden Tours

Summer Garden Tours

SUMMER GARDEN TOURS Tours run every Wednesday from June 5th - August 28th at 10AM $4 for members, $6 for non-members. No reservations needed.

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Butterflies led by Marjorie Williams

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Butterflies led by Marjorie Williams

Part of the Thornton Burgess Nature Program Series. $20.00 June 8th 10:00am-12pm

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Salt Marsh led by Nancy Wigley

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Salt Marsh led by Nancy Wigley

Part of the Thornton Burgess Nature Program Series. $20.00 July 6th 10:00am-12pm

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Wild Food led by Rachel Goclowski

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Wild Food led by Rachel Goclowski

Part of the Thornton Burgess Nature Program Series. $20.00 August 3rd 10:00am-12pm

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Wildflowers by Janice Dill

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Wildflowers by Janice Dill

Part of the Thornton Burgess Nature Program Series. $20.00 September 7th 10:00am-12pm

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Insects’ Winter Preparations led by Hannah Nadel

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Insects’ Winter Preparations led by Hannah Nadel

Part of the Thornton Burgess Nature Program Series. $20.00 October 5th 10:00am-12pm

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Lichens led by Tom Walker

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Lichens led by Tom Walker

Part of the Thornton Burgess Nature Program Series. $20.00 November 2nd 10:00am-12pm

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Winter Birding led by Brittany Hoffnagle

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Winter Birding led by Brittany Hoffnagle

Part of the Thornton Burgess Nature Program Series. $20.00 December 7th 10:00am-12pm

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please Donate to our Annual Appeal.