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Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

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We had been there many, many years ago, and I remembered the Nature Center as a very enchanted... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
State College
So peaceful

I wanted to visit this place because I love Thornton Burgess stories. There was a great little... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“peter rabbit”(15 reviews)
This unique spot boasts beautiful gardens and nature trails, as well as a jam-making kitchen.
6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537-1316
+1 508-888-6870
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been there many, many years ago, and I remembered the Nature Center as a very enchanted place. It still was, but I thought it had lost a bit of its charm. There was no more Peter Rabbit Marmalade or Cherries in Kirsch. We...More

Thank Reiselust1947
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to visit this place because I love Thornton Burgess stories. There was a great little museum about him, a sweet library, a walk through the wildflower garden and comfortable chairs by the pond where we watched the swans and a turtle. We finished...More

Thank chaffin4
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a small nature center with a pond, walking trails, education building and gardens. They have resident animals, rabbits, frogs, turtles,snakes and swans in the pond. It takes about one hour to tour and maybe another hour to do all walks. There is a...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a review of Green Briar Jam Kitchen's AMAZING strawberry jam. The jam is magnificently made without pectin. As a consequence, the flavor is unparalleled -- and the jam is not thick and set. It is more like a thick strawberry sauce with whole...More

Thank Boston L
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I didn't have a clue what this was except that there was a sign that said Jam Tasting today. What a delightful find! Yes, there was jam and other lovely things in the gift shop but the old fashioned kitchen where they still make jams...More

Thank 2incollege
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We have been to Green Briar a couple of times now since we have been visiting in Sandwich. It is a cozy little center with beautiful wild flower gardens and a great early 20th kitchen which was utilized for making home-made jams to sell to...More

Thank Irene W
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I found the museum to be very interesting and the grounds were beautiful. The gift shop was fantastic, I finally had to drag myself out as I kept running back in for just one more thing!

Thank kgitt66
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This was my second session at the wonderful Green BriarJam Kitchen. Emalee was so informative, enthusiatic and a delightful instructor who really made this class fun and productive.This kitchen is a true historical gem who is fortunate to have such a young and enthusiastic keeper...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Kids will love story time and all the animals they can learn about. The wild flower garden is lovely this time of year and the trails are good for an easy walk at the back of the property. Maps are available. Don't forget to visit...More

Thank D1557IWcarol
Reviewed 25 June 2018

There was very little on display about Thornton Burgess, a famous children's author in his day. The museum was mostly a library of his books. The wildflower garden was lovely. At our mid-afternoon stop, the animals weren't available and we couldn't visit.

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Emily S
28 April 2017|
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Response from JustEnjoy51 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, My mistake. I was thinking Heritage Museum and Gardens not allowing pets. Greenbrier probably does but please call 508.888.6870 to receive their current policy from their staff.
Maria M
10 September 2016|
Response from skippyparke | Reviewed this property |
At about the same time both Potter and Burgess created a character named Peter Rabbit. I am not sure who was technically published first. At some point a copyright court battle ensued as to who had the "rights" to the name... More