California Daffodil Shows and Events for 2021-2022

Mother Lode Show at Ironstone Winery, Murphys

2021 and 2022 Daffodil Shows and Events 

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October 21st – 25th, 2021 – American Daffodil Society Fall Forum, Reno Nevada.

November 14th 2021,  NCDS Fall Bulbs at Annual gathering at Alden Lane Nursery. There will be bulbs available for auction, but there will be no drawing for bulbs by buying tickets. There will be a gift for new members who attend. Harold Koopowitz is our guest speaker and will present “Growing Daffodils in California“.


NCDS and Fortuna Daffodil Show Schedules for 2022

March 5th – 6th   26th Annual Mother Lode Daffodil Show co-hosted by NCDS and Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys 

March 5th, 2022 7:00 p.m. Daffodil Celebration Evening

March 12th – 13th, 2022  52nd Annual Bay Area Daffodil Show co-hosted by NCDS and Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore 

March 12th, 2022, 5:30 p.m. Annual NCDS Membership Dinner, at Terra Mia Restaurant in Livermore 

March 20th – 21st, 2022 – 17th Annual Daffodil Show in historic Julian in San Diego County  

March 26th – 27th, 2022 – ADS Pacific Regional Show and the 47th Annual Daffodil Show hosted by the Fortuna Garden Club   

April 29th – May 1st 2022 – American Daffodil Society National Show and Convention , Gettysburg



Come join us for some Daffodil fun!



Filoli’s “Daffodil Daydreams”

February TBD – we hope to see you next year!

Filoli, part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a designated American Daffodil Society Display Garden, will host their grand spring opening. Filoli is conveniently located about 25 miles south of San Francisco and 30 miles north of San Jose. The country estate is at the southern end of Crystal Springs Reservoir and on the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

NCDS members will join this celebration and bring daffodils and host an information table.

We invite you to visit Filoli.        Map & Directions to Filoli


ADS Judging Schools & Refreshers

Harold Koopowitz conducting a class about hybridizing
at an ADS Judges School
A judges refresher course will be given October 23rd at the Fall Forum in Reno. The title is “Breeding Green Daffodils and How to Judge them” presented by Bob Spotts, Richard Ezell, and Harold Koopowtiz.

There are no Judges Schools in this area in 2021

2022 NCDS  and Fortuna  Garden Club Daffodil Show Schedules
will be posted in February.

The ADS Pacific Regional Show will be hosted by the
Fortuna Garden Club.

Below is the 2020 NCDS Show Schedule and includes classes and rules for Horticulture. The 2022  NCDS Show Schedule will be very similar and will be posted in early 2022.

2020 NCDS Show Schedule

Below is the 2020 Fortuna Show Schedule. This Show Schedule includes the classes and rules for two sections, Horticulture and Artistic Design. The 2021  NCDS Show Schedule will be very similar and will be posted in early 2022.

2020 Fortuna Garden Club Show



51st Annual Bay Area Show
Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore March 12th – March 13th
Please come to 50th Annual NCDS Daffodil Show Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane in Livermore. This nursery is a wonderful host and a delight to stroll through and view beautiful plants and flowers. Show entries will be accepted Friday evening and Saturday morning. While you are in Livermore, notice the substantial daffodil plantings around the city sponsored and planted by the Amador Valley Garden Club.

For leads on motel accommodations see below or contact Show Chairman Kirby Fong,
tel: 925-443-3888

Show Entry, Judging and Display Schedule:
4:00 PM set up (We always need help for this one)
Dinner while staging blooms – food will be available for all stagers.
6:00 AM to 10:00  Accept entries
10:00AM to 1:00 PM Judging
1:00PM to 5:00 PM Open to the public (free)
10:00AM to 4:00PM Open to the public (free)
4:00PM Dismantle show and sell daffodil bouquets

Contact Kirby Fong
Chairman, Bay Area Daffodil Show       Map to Alden Lane Nursery.


Comfort Inn,
2625 Constitution Drive
(925) 606-6200

Quality Inn,
5959 Preston Ave
(925) 606-7171

Annual NCDS Membership Dinner Meeting

March 13th, 5:30 p.m.Here’s our time to meet with friends we haven’t seen since last Spring or Fall. Our annual NCDS Membership Meeting and Dinner will be at the Terra Mia Restaurant in Livermore.While dinner is being prepared, there will be the Annual Membership Meeting of the NCDS. Please advise Kirby Fong if you plan to attend so he can ensure enough space for our large group.

Map to Terra Mia


26th Annual Mother Lode Show

Ironstone Winery, Murphys, March 5th-6th

The 27th Annual Mother Lode Daffodil Show is sponsored by the NCDS and hosted by Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. On the country road to the winery, you will marvel at the thousands of naturalized daffodils blooming along the roadside and across the landscape. At the winery itself, you’ll be greeted by spectacular barrels of brightly blooming daffodils. But these are just appetizers! In the Showroom you’ll find captivating daffodil exhibits in horticulture and artistic designs.

The horticulture show will be held in the Heritage Room, one floor below the Museum & Jewelry Shoppe. Entries will be accepted Friday afternoon and evening and early Saturday morning. The show opens at 12 p.m. Saturday and 10 am Sunday.You will be awed by the millions of naturalized daffodils growing in the countryside around Ironstone. This is one of the reasons it is a designated American Daffodil Society Display Garden.

Show Entry, Judging and Display Schedule:

12:00 to 10:00 p.m. Entries Accepted (We always need help for this)
Dinner – snacks and a no-host pizza dinner for will be available for exhibitors

6:00 to 9:00 a.m. Entries Accepted
9:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m. Judging
11:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open to the public- free admission

  • Horticultural exhibits and artistic design displays are in the Heritage Room (below the museum and jewelry shop)

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Open to the public- free admission

  • Horticultural exhibits and artistic design displays are in the Heritage Room (below the museum and jewelry shop)

3:00p.m. Dismantle show and sell daffodil bouquets!

Contact Bob Spotts or Nancy Tackett
Co-Chairmen, Mother Lode Daffodil Show Map to Ironstone Vineyards


Murphys Inn Motel, (209) 728-1818 or (888) 796-1800

Murphys Suites, (209) 728-2121 or (877) 728-2121

Murphys Hotel, (209) 728-3444

Travel Lodge, Angels Camp (888) 753-0226

Gold Country Inn, Angels Camp (800) 851-4944

Best Western Cedar Inn, Angels Camp (800) 767-1127

Victorian Inn, Murphys  (209) 728-8933


Celebration Evening

March 5th 6:30 p.m. will be at  Murphys Grille, MurphysOn Saturday evening, there will be a dinner open to daffodil enthusiasts at a lovely restaurant in Murphys. Enjoy a wonderful meal while reconnecting with our friends in the California’s Gold Country.

Contact Bob Spotts if you would like to join us for this wonderful dinner.


 46th Annual Daffodil Show and ADS Pacific Region Daffodil Show hosted by the Fortuna Garden Club

River Lodge Conference Center by the Eel River in Fortuna March 26th -27th.

The Fortuna Garden Club invites you to attend their 46th Annual “Daffodils by the River” Daffodil Show. The show hours are Saturday, 1 to 5pm and Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. Those interested in entering daffodils and/or floral designs please contact Maria Krenek.

Attend one of the most “cordial” daffodil shows in Northern California at the River Lodge Conference Center, 1800 Riverwalk Drive in Fortuna. Several excellent motels are just across the street and two restaurants are within walking distance. Enjoy wonderful music, coffee, tea, punch, and cookies provided by members of the Fortuna Garden Club. View the beautiful daffodil arrangements as well as the wide range of exhibition daffodil varieties. Purchase a pot of blooming daffodils to take home.  Here is a link to an article about this beautiful show.If you cannot attend, you can watch this event live on the Internet via the FortunaCam!

Map to Fortuna’s River Lodge

Show Entry, Judging and Display Schedule & Times:

4:00 to 10:00 p.m. Entries accepted
Dinner – Fortuna Garden Club members frequently provide something tasty!

6:00 to 10:00 a.m. Entries accepted
10:30a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Judging
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Open to the public

11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Open to the public
Contact Maria Krenek
Chairman, Fortuna Garden Club Daffodil Show


The Best Western Country Inn, 2021 Riverwalk Drive,
Fortuna, CA 95540, tel: (707) 725-6822.

The Redwood Fortuna Riverwalk Hotel 1859 Alomar Way, Fortuna, CA
95540, tel: (800) 881-1523.

Comfort Inn, 1583 River Drive, Fortuna,
CA 95540, tel. (707) 725-7025.

Daffodil Celebration Dinner at Ivanhoe’s in Ferndale

March 27th – 7:00 p.m.Saturday evening, there will be a dinner open to daffodil enthusiasts at the historic Ivanhoe Hotel in the beautiful scenic town Ferndale. E-mail your reservation and menu selection to Maria Krenek Map to Ivanhoe’s in Ferndale.

Go to Ferndale early and see the beautiful Victorian homes and visit the Black Smith Shop. These sites are not to be missed!

17th Annual Julian Daffodil Show – Daffodil Lovers

March 20th-21st Julian Daffodil Show  Come celebrate Spring with the Flower of Hope at Julian, which is just an hour east of San Diego, in the beautiful Cuyamaca mountains.  Admission is Free!

The Daffodil Show will be held at the Julian Town Hall:

2129 Main Street
Corner of Washington and Main Street
Julian, California.

Click on this link, “Julian Daffodil Show 2010” to see beautiful photos from that year’s show.

Friday, March 20th Noon – 5 p.m. – Bring all daffodils for display & judging. Names and questions about daffodils will be answered by Daffodil Society experts.

Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m. –  Open to the Public Sunday, Noon  to 5 p.m.,

Sponsored by Julian Chamber of Commerce  Contact Connie Colten (619) 562-0867


Fall Bulb Sale
Look at those bags of bulbs that need a good home!

Sunday, November To Be Announced, our last daffodil event of the year is for NCDS members only and is our Fall Potluck Party and Daffodil Bulb Sale, beginning at 12:00 PM until 4pm at the Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore. Keep in mind, by joining NCDS ($15 per household) you are eligible to enjoy all afternoon events including the bulb sale – easily a value far in excess of the cost of a membership!

There are bulbs available from hybridizers and bulb growers from all over the world. Experts will be available to assist new members with your bulb selections and growing advice. The party format will be the following: a bulb sale with each ticket purchased guaranteed a daffodil bulb; bulb auction of select daffodil bulbs, followed by a potluck meal; refreshments, dinner plates, and cutlery furnished by NCDS. Jan plans to bring her famous smoked turkey!

We thank Jacquie Williams-Courtright of Alden Lane Nursery for inviting us back again this year. Be sure and put our bulb sale on your calendar as a ‘must attend’ for an afternoon full of daffodil bulbs, fun and great food!

Map to Alden Lane Nursery.

Please note, NCDS Board of Directors meeting will be held at 11:00.

Photos by Nancy Tackett, Ben Blake and Jesse Snipes