Birdwoods Gallery

Birdwoods Gallery, Havelock North: Hours, Address, Birdwoods Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

Birdwoods Gallery
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Birdwoods is a very special place in the heart of Hawke's Bay. Set in the countryside just 3km from Havelock North Village, and an easy attractive ride along the new cycle way direct to Birdwoods Gallery and its small companion, the Birdwoods Sweet Shop, which are a 'must see' for young and old. Three historic buildings have been relocated to this lovely rural setting and transformed to become a distinctive and award winning visitor attraction. Take time to shop for treasures in the renowned unusual gallery with an African flavour. Enjoy our famous morning or afternoon tea or come for a delicious garden lunch with family or friends. (Lunch bookings recommended). Walk the expansive sculpture gardens displaying the largest collection of Zimbabwean stone and metal art in New Zealand. Birdwoods is a place 'Where Everything has a Story' and you leave feeling better than when you came.
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jacquitohc
Auckland Central, New Zealand590 contributions
Aug 2021
Birdwoods: gorgeous establishment in Havelock North, a veritable treasure-trove; my first time here. "Birds'' that greet you before you first enter - from big & bold to small & intricate, eclectic selections from Africa in the store attached, stunning silver-motif cafe, outside to sculptures (love the sheep!), Moroccan mosaic tables, & so much more. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.) We were here for morning tea –what a spread & the choice, decadence! Then, sweet-for-a-sweet, chocoholic, lolly lovers – the Sweet shoppe experience; thanks. Must visit again soon.
Written 30 June 2022
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Camda
Wellington, New Zealand639 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Disappointing experience. Had visited last year and enjoyed. Visiting from Wellington I wanted to take family who hadn’t been before. Made a special effort to visit and arrived at 1.30 p.m.
No one greeted us and there were diners in the annex attached to the gift shop still eating. We sat at a vacated table which had not yet been cleared. We waited. No one came. I then went to the kitchen hatch area and asked if we ordered at the counter or was there table service? The lady said someone would be over to take our orders. No one came. I returned to the counter looking for anyone to help or take an order. No one was there. I waited and after a few minutes gave up. We left.
So disappointing taking new visitors, it was embarrassing. The prices here are not cheap and we hadn’t arrived at a peak time nor just as they were closing.
Will not try a third time.
Written 30 June 2022
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Wilson
2 contributions
May 2022
Birdwoods was the setting for our small family wedding and was outstanding on all fronts; the setting, faculties, the service from Louise and her staff and the HB weather.
We throughly recommend Birdwoods for a visit/lunch and small functions, you won’t be disappointed!
Written 9 May 2022
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B D
Dunedin, New Zealand20 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Stunning setting. Loved the sculptures, the gardens, craft shop and lolly shop. We visited for morning tea and the French Press coffee was exceptional. The savory and sweet scones were simply superb. Presentation and service was absolutely first class. Highly recommended and advise booking as we can well imagine this venue being exceptionally popular.
Written 29 April 2022
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Barbara
6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
I am a scone conneseur and I give the Birdwoods one 5 stars - very large and light, served with lovely jam and plenty of cream. Accompanied by a large plunger of coffee, it made a lovely mid-morning meal. The sculpture garden is delightful and I happily spent hours there. The sweet shop is wonderful.
Written 26 April 2022
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Caz P
Napier, New Zealand26 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
For a relaxed wholesome lunch - go here. It's all in the visual detail and flavour here. Be sure to get a homemade lemonade. Beautiful setting with friendly happy staff. A wonderful family run business.
Written 18 April 2022
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Francis R
Taupo District, New Zealand38 contributions
Mar 2022
Just enjoy the peace and the ambience of the place ,set amongst tall mature trees ,away from the noises of towns and traffic ,Plenty of space for the kids but also a great place to spend a leisurly afternoon with friends An amazing lollie shop and gift shop 11 out of 10
Written 15 April 2022
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,340 contributions
Apr 2022
Always a go-to stop for lunch or coffee when we're in Napier. Lovely garden with lot's to look at including a whole bunch of new sculptures this time.
Written 9 April 2022
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DudleyandFreda
Napier, New Zealand127 contributions
Mar 2022
Came for lunch for a group of ladies and were seated outside and where we were sited the was no shade offered so extremely hot and uncomfortable. We were a group of 8 and all of our meals came out one out at a time over 1/2 hour, even forgot a couple of meals, and we had to ask for our drinks that were not served until after most had received their meals. On leaving it took 15 minutes for the wait staff to process our payments. I understand that due to covid they are short staffed but this was way more than being short staffed, this was totally an example of staff not being trained.
Written 3 April 2022
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KapitiKiwis
Raumati Beach, New Zealand822 contributions
Jan 2022
What an awesome place, we just stopped in to look in the shop but as we wandered around the grounds, we wished we had stopped in for brunch. They have done an amazing job with this place, its worth a stop.
Written 25 February 2022
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