Thornton W. Burgess Society

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

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 per person.

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.

Critter Capers

Critter Capers

Fridays at 11:00 am. $4 Non Members, $2 Members. No reservations needed. Next class: Friday, June 28th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Make Tracks

Make Tracks

Make tracks for Peter Rabbit and his friends. Ages 4-10. Call for reservations; pay at the door. 15 people per 30 minute slot. Next session: Friday, June 28th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Sessions start at 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm.

Adult Jam Making Classes

Adult Jam Making Classes

Space is limited! Next class: Saturday, June 29th from 9:30 to 11:30. Must sign up by Wednesday, June 26th at noon. We will be making Blueberry Peach jam. Next class: Saturday, July 6th at 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Must sign up by Wednesday, July 3rd at noon. We will be making Strawberry Apricot jam.

Family Jam Making Classes

Family Jam Making Classes

Next class: Saturday, June 29th from 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm. Must sign up by Wednesday, June 26th at noon. We will be making Blueberry Peach Jam. Next class: Saturday, July 6th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Must sign up by Wednesday, July 3rd at noon. We will be making Strawberry Apricot 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: Wednesday, July 3rd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Closed Independence Day

Closed Independence Day

Enjoy your Holiday!

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
Fairy House Fun

Fairy House Fun

Next workshop: Friday, July 5th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Reservations Recommended. $5/person.

2019 Green Briar Garden Tour

2019 Green Briar Garden Tour

Wednesday, July 17, 2018 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Rain or Shine. All Day Ticket $30 per person or $5 per person for a single garden, pick and choose.

Wildflower Garden Book Club

Wildflower Garden Book Club

We will gather once a month March thru October to discuss a work of literature that makes use of the world of flowers. $4 members / $6 nonmember. Next meeting: Wednesday, July 24th at 2:15 pm

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!!

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.

'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 the Green Briar Nature Center for a unique party setting!

Hours & Admission

Hours & Admission

Summer Hours Starting June 1st: Monday- Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 per person.

Blueberry Day

Blueberry Day

Saturday, August 3rd from 11:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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 per person.

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 per person.

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 per person.

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 per person.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please Donate to our Annual Appeal.