Thornton W. Burgess Society

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

Bluebell Tea & Garden Tour

Bluebell Tea & Garden Tour

Wednesday May 8th 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM $40 per person, Advance Registration Required Please Call 508-888-6870

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.

Summer Adventures at the Smiling Pool

Summer Adventures at the Smiling Pool

Registration is Now Open for Summer Adventure Program ages 4-10 at Green Briar Nature Center

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.

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

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

$20.00 May 4th 10:00am-12pm Registration Now Open for ages 16 and up

New Hours

New Hours

Starting May 1st..... Office hours Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am-2pm. The Mercantile is open Friday - Monday 12 - 4pm and other weekdays by chance.

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. Next meeting: April 15th 2:15pm

Wildflower Garden Plant Sale

Wildflower Garden Plant Sale

Select from a limited number of true wildflowers, native and naturalized, dug from the award winning Shirley G. Cross Wildflower Garden. May 18th, 9am-2pm.

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
Wildflowers in Watercolor, Intermediate Level

Wildflowers in Watercolor, Intermediate Level

10 a.m.-noon, May 22, May 29, June 5, June 12 $120 members, $140 non-members Single Session $45.00 Please call to register 508-888-6870

'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

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

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

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!

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.

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!

Volunteer

Volunteer

Looking for Volunteers!!

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

$20.00 June 8th 10:00am-12pm Registration Now Open for ages 16 and up

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Salt Marsh led by Nancy Wigley

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Salt Marsh led by Nancy Wigley

$20.00 July 6th 10:00am-12pm Registration Now Open for ages 16 and up

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Wild Food led by Rachel Goclowski

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Wild Food led by Rachel Goclowski

$20.00 August 3rd 10:00am-12pm Registration Now Open for ages 16 and up

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Wildflowers by Janice Dill

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Wildflowers by Janice Dill

$20.00 September 7th 10:00am-12pm Registration Now Open for ages 16 and up

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

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

$20.00 October 5th 10:00am-12pm Registration Now Open for ages 16 and up

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Lichens led by Tom Walker

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Lichens led by Tom Walker

$20.00 November 2nd 10:00am-12pm Registration Now Open for ages 16 and up

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Winter Birding led by Brittany Hoffnagle

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Winter Birding led by Brittany Hoffnagle

$20.00 December 7th 10:00am-12pm Registration Now Open for ages 16 and up

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please Donate to our Annual Appeal.