Cottage Hill Herb Farm is an educational centre offering knowledge and wisdom from life-long herbalist, Donna Lee. At Cottage Hill, we encourage originality, self expression, along with the ability and confidence to create one of a kind skincare products or medicine, and to arm yourself and your family with healing products from the earth. On this website you will find information, recipes and our web blog. Our unique online herb shop is spilling over with hundreds of herbal products such as tinctures, capsules, dried herbs and herbal teas, herb oils, pure essential oils, plus a huge range of raw materials for creating your own chemical free skincare and haircare products.


A message from owner of Cottage Hill Herbs, herbalist Donna Lee.

“As a practising and teaching herbalist for more than 40 years my philosophy has always been that “The old ways will become the way of the future”, reflecting the cycle of life. This approach is reflected in my teaching style, of hands on grass roots practical herbalism, working with earth’s amazing healing plants from the ground up.

Through several decades of my younger life, extensive study and teaching within the cosmetic/beauty industry allowed me to expand on the true meaning of ‘Pure and Natural’ and to explore herbals in a unique wholistic manner as they relate to skincare and responsible healthcare.

Over many decades of teaching hundreds of wonderful students, I take much pleasure and pride in the achievements of these students opening businesses, developing product ranges and going on to themselves teach others the simple wholistic approach to living and leading a more natural, healthgiving life. (and so the wheel turns)

My writings, public lectures, radio and TV appearances and teachings, hopefully will continue to show that “we must each be the change” in order to see the change”


The information presented on this website is intended for educational purposes only. Any statements made are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary. It is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider and/or to fully educate yourself as to the benefits and possible complications of any alternative form of treatment.

We always endeavor to send you only the best information and advice, from our expert herbalist of 50 years, Donna Lee. 

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A big thank you to all of our wonderful and supportive customers and students. We know from your many emails and phone calls how many of you had enjoyed visiting our herbal apothecary shop, prior to the collapse of the bridge into Bridge Road – our shop currently remains closed to foot traffic. Our front entrance has become a bridge re-build site, with completion not due till 2017.

All orders are being dispatched with NZ Couriers weekly – Wednesday through to Friday.
Orders may be placed by emailing, or by calling us on: (04) 526 4753.
Payments may be accepted by credit card or online direct debit.

Emails and calls are replied to Wednesday through to Friday only.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this most trying time.



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