Thornton W. Burgess Society

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

Kids Yoga Outside!

Kids Yoga Outside!

Next class: Monday, July 22nd. For additional information, Read More.

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.

2019 Green Briar Garden Tour

2019 Green Briar Garden Tour

In association with the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, visit six Sandwich gardens. Wednesday, July 17.

Amazing Animal Ambassadors!

Amazing Animal Ambassadors!

Wednesday, July 24th at 10:00 am. Reservations suggested. Seats are limited. Tickets Available Online.

Thornton Burgess Nature Program: Wild Food led by Rachel Goclawski

Thornton Burgess Nature Program: Wild Food led by Rachel Goclawski

Saturday, August 3rd from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Ages 16+. $20.00 per person.

Critter Capers

Critter Capers

No reservations needed. Next class: Friday, July 19th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Fairy House Rainbows

Fairy House Rainbows

Reservations Recommended. $5/person. Next workshop: Friday, July 19th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Blueberry Day

Blueberry Day

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

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
Reptiles Rock!

Reptiles Rock!

Reptiles Rock, the Rainforest Reptile Show’s most popular and unique hands-on presentation engages children of all ages. Tickets Available Online. Thursday, August 7th at 10:00 am.

Summer Garden Tours

Summer Garden Tours

Every Wednesday from June 5th - August 28th. Next tour: Wednesday, July 24th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Wildflower Garden Book Club

Wildflower Garden Book Club

$4 members / $6 nonmember. Next meeting: Wednesday, July 24th at 2:15 pm

Make Tracks

Make Tracks

Ages 4-10. Call for reservations. Next session: Friday, July 26th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Adult Jam Making Classes

Adult Jam Making Classes

Next class: Wed. July 17th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We will be making Brandied or Plain Peach Jam. Must sign up by Sun. July 14th at noon.

Family Jam Making Classes

Family Jam Making Classes

Next class: Sat. July 27th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. We will be making Strawberry Mango Jam. Must sign up by Wed. July 24th at noon.

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!

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.

'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

Summer Hours start June 1st: Mondays- Saturdays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sundays 12:00 pm - 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 to 12:00 pm. Ages 16+. $20 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 to 12:00 pm. Ages 16+. $20 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 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.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

Please Donate to our Annual Appeal.