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.

We are currently accepting applications for additional garden volunteers.

Especially in need of docents for our Wednesday Morning Garden tours

Please contact Janice Dill at

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