How time flies. This year we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of being at the Mt Somers Lilyfields. We arrived in the snow with a 5year old and 3 year old. It was Queens Birthday weekend 1995. Some history of Lilyfields Mt Somers is somewhat appropriate at milestones such as this.
Dunhampton Lilyfields originated in the Taranaki. It was purchased by the McIntosh family and shifted down to Mid Canterbury (Willoby). The Keasts then purchased and shifted the business to Mt Somers, John and Paddy Millichamp bought the business in 1989 and then David & Wendy Millichamp purchased the business in 1995. In 2001 David & Wendy purchased the wholesale business of Lilies International 2001 Ltd off Bill and Carol Doreen from Levin. A Wealth of Knowledge has been built up over the years with David also assisting a large Lily Bulb company (Bakker Bulbs) for the last 16 seasons. Lilyfields has become the brand over the last 10 years or so with an annual Catalogue sent out to its customers, as well as a garden and small nursery that has been developed over the years.
This Year we are opening the Lilyfields up to Visitors in Jan/Feb 2021 to view once again lilies flowering in the fields. Open weekends Saturday – Sunday from the 15th of Jan to the 21st Feb. 2021 (weekends).
We again feature tried and true lilies, along with tulips, paeony roots and a few garden treasures. Thank you all for your support and patience through 2020.
We always try to meet our dispatch deadlines for mail orders the 2nd week in May, and first customers to order are always the first sent out. Our website www.lilyfields.co.nz features our stock plus more order forms and more growing tips and FAQ.
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th - 10am - 4.30pm
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th - 10am – 4.30 pm
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st - 10am -4.30pm
Waitangi weekend open - 10am - 4.30pm
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th - 10am – 4.30pm
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st - 10am – 4.30pm
We are open by appointment only after these hours, Ph 03 303 9743
All of the ordering information can be found on our Ordering page.
Happy planning and planting
David & Wendy Millichamp