Thornton W. Burgess Society

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

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

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.

New Hours

New Hours

Starting May 1st. Office hours Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. The Mercantile is open Friday - Monday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm and other weekdays by chance.

Give $40 for 40 years

Give $40 for 40 years

In celebration of the 40th birthday of the historic Wildflower Garden, we are initiating a $40 for 40 years fundraising campaign to help keep the garden healthy and vibrant into the future.

Wildflower Garden Plant Sale

Wildflower Garden Plant Sale

Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Critter Capers

Critter Capers

Fridays at 11:00 am. $4 Non Members, $2 Members. No reservations needed. Next class: May 21st from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Wildflowers in Watercolor, Intermediate Level

Wildflowers in Watercolor, Intermediate Level

$120 members, $140 non-members for 4 sessions. Single Session $45.00 Please call to register 508-888-6870. First session: Wednesday, May 22nd from 10:00 am - noon.

'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

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
Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

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

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!

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 is limited! Next class: Wednesday, May 29th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Blueberry Rhubarb

Volunteer

Volunteer

Looking for Volunteers!!

Family Jam Making Classes

Family Jam Making Classes

A wonderful opportunity for families to learn how to cook jam in our beloved 1903 kitchen! Follow link for more information and online registration. Next class: Saturday, June 1st 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm making Blueberry Rhubarb jam.

Summer Garden Tours

Summer Garden Tours

Tours run every Wednesday from June 5th - August 28th. $4 for members, $6 for non-members. No reservations needed. Next tour: June 5th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Butterflies led by Marjorie Williams

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Butterflies led by Marjorie Williams

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

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: June 12th 2:15 pm

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Salt Marsh led by Nancy Wigley

Thornton Burgess Nature Program-Salt Marsh led by Nancy Wigley

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

Thornton Burgess Nature Program: Wild Food led by Rachel Goclawski

Thornton Burgess Nature Program: Wild Food led by Rachel Goclawski

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

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Wildflowers by Janice Dill

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Wildflowers by Janice Dill

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

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

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

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

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Lichens led by Tom Walker

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Lichens led by Tom Walker

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

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Winter Birding led by Brittany Hoffnagle

Thornton Burgess Nature Program- Winter Birding led by Brittany Hoffnagle

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

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please Donate to our Annual Appeal.