Welcome to Lilyfields Hakatere


Lilyfields Hakatere is a boutique family owned business growing and selling lilies, tulips, peonies and spring bulbs.

Find us at fetes and shows throughout the South Island.

Up coming shows/ fetes

South Canterbury Home & Garden Show, September 27, 28, 29

Ellesmere A&P Show, October 19

Christmas Country Fete (McLeans Island), October 31

Garden Marlborough, November 10

Geraldine Festival, November 15, 16

Lee Stream Fete, December 8

Waimate Strawberry Fare, December 14

Plus more to be announced!

Summer Open Days

We love to welcome our customers to our little slice of paradise- Kauawhiawhi Farm. Kauawhiawhi is a Te Reo word meaning to hug, or when used in reference to a place, it means cosy/snug/comfortable. This is our “happy place” which we open to you, our customers, to view our colourful display garden.

220 Boundary Road, Huntingdon, Ashburton

Summer 2024/25 open day dates to be confirmed

We are open by appointment only outside of these hours.

About Us

Lilyfields Hakatere specialise in growing beautiful lilies. We also sell tulips, peonies and spring bulbs.

Originally called ‘Dunhampton Lilyfields’, the business was first bought to the Mid-Canterbury area by Stuart and Maidie McIntosh who ran it from their Willowby farm near Ashburton. The Keast family were the next owners, moving Lilyfields to the small village of Mt Somers. The Millichamp family followed with David and Wendy taking over from David’s parents.

After running ‘Mt Somers Lilyfields’ successfully for 27 years, Wendy and David are now (semi) retiring and Lilyfields has returned to the McIntosh family. Stuart and Maidie’s grandson, Wayne, and his wife Tessa, have taken the reins. The name change to ‘Lilyfields Hakatere’ reflects the move to their small farm near Lake Hood and the Hakatere/ Ashburton river just outside Ashburton.

From left- David & Wendy Millichamp farewelling a trailer full of lily bulbs with Tessa & Wayne McIntosh.