Thornton W. Burgess Society

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

Give $40 for 40 years

In 1979, our historic Wildflower Garden was created thanks to Dr. Shirley G. Cross.

She began creating this unique botanical treasure the same year the Thornton Burgess Society acquired the Green Briar property. Here she provided lectures and garden walks and also worked in humble anonymity planting and weeding in “her garden” until shortly before her death in 2008. Today the Wildflower Garden continues as a tribute to her love of nature providing a source of beauty, pleasure and respite for thousands of annual visitors, The award winning garden boasts over 300 plants covering one-third acre of shaded hillside, wetlands bordering a fresh water pond, and open meadow. This beautiful spot on the grounds of the Green Briar Nature Center is a “living museum” for those interested in the study and use of wildflowers. In celebration of these gorgeous 40 years, we are initiating a $40 for 40 years fundraising campaign to help keep the garden healthy and vibrant into the future.

Click here to donate $40. Thank you!