Thornton W. Burgess Society

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

Shirley Cross Wildflower Garden

This award-winning wildflower garden, conceived and designed by Dr. Shirley G. Cross, is a living museum for those interested in the study and use of wildflowers and is a highlight of the Green Briar experience. Situated in front of the 1780 homestead, the one-third acre garden was designed for teaching, has over 300 plants and is maintained by a small group of dedicated volunteers.

Guided Wildflower Garden Tours are held every Wednesday in June, July, and August at 10am. Cost is $4 for members; $6 for non-members.


View a video of a tour of the Wildflower Garden - tour by Janice Dill and Eugenie Shaw