Mother Lode Daffodil Show blooms in Murphys

Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys hosts the Mother Lode Daffodil Show on March 19-20.
Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys hosts the Mother Lode Daffodil Show on March 19-20.

The 21st annual Mother Lode Daffodil Show will come to Ironstone Vineyards from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 20.

The vineyard is located in Calaveras County, famed for its premier wine selection and spectacular natural vistas – including miles of landscape blooming with daffodils.

The show itself will feature ornate horticulture exhibits, artistic designs and arrangement competitions, featuring daffodils of every breed and hue. Horticulture experts will offer guided tours.

The event is free to the public.

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