Hollister House Gardens in Washington will kick off the season with a daffodil walk April 28.

George Schoellkopf, the garden's creator and steward for the past 32 years, will provide tours of the historic property, talk about what to plant for the early spring garden and share tricks he has discovered for better gardening in Northwest Connecticut.

He will be accompanied by Krista Adams, Hollister House's chief gardener and the person responsible for planting and maintaining the landscape that combines the formality of a classic English garden with an abundance of common and exotic plants.

Mr. Schoellkopf, has written articles on gardening for Town & Country, House & Garden, House Beautiful and Rosemary Verey's The American Man's Garden.

The Hollister Homestead, site of the garden, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in recognition of its significance in American history and the garden is also one of only 16 Garden Conservancy Preservation Projects.

Other events on tap at the garden this year will include Twilight in the Garden event in July and a garden study weekend in August.

Admission to the walk is $10.

The garden at 294 Nettleton Hollow Road is open Saturdays. Hours are from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. April 28 through May 31 and throughout September and from 8 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. June through August.

Admission is $5.

For more information, visit www.hollisterhousegarden.org.