Thornton W. Burgess Society

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

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.

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.

Saturday Morning Yoga Adventure!

Saturday Morning Yoga Adventure!

Next class: Saturday, September 21st from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.

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 to 12:00 pm. Ages 16+. $20 per person.

Cape Cod Cranberry Day in the Historic Jam Kitchen

Cape Cod Cranberry Day in the Historic Jam Kitchen

Saturday, October 12th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Adult Jam Making Classes

Adult Jam Making Classes

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at 9:30 am. Read More for specific dates and flavors.

Family Jam Making Classes

Family Jam Making Classes

Most Saturdays at 1:00 pm. Read More for specific dates and flavors.

Private Jam Class Parties

Private Jam Class Parties

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

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
Wildflower Garden Book Club

Wildflower Garden Book Club

$4 members / $6 nonmember. Next meeting: Wednesday, September 18th at 2:15 pm

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 to 12:00 pm. Ages 16+. $20 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 to 12:00 pm. Ages 16+. $20 per person.

Silhouette Portraits

Silhouette Portraits

Hand-cut, rare, and amazing holiday gifts. Saturday, December 7th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

'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!

Volunteer

Volunteer

Looking for Volunteers!!

Hours & Admission

Hours & Admission

Fall hours start September 5th, Thursday - Monday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please Donate to our Annual Appeal.