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
About
Birdwoods Gallery is a very special place in the heart of Hawke's Bay. Set in the countryside just 3km from Havelock North Village, Birdwoods Gallery and its small companion, the Birdwoods Sweet Shop, are a 'must see' for young and old. Three historic buildings have been relocated to this pretty rural setting and transformed to become a distinctive and enchanting visitor attraction. Enjoy our famous morning or afternoon tea or come for a delicious garden lunch with family or friends. (Lunch bookings recommended). End it off with a delicious real fruit ice-cream from our little Ice Cream Shop (summer time) or an espresso coffee and cake. Birdwoods is a place 'Where Everything has a Story'.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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24 contributions
Do not miss this place!
May 2021 • Couples
A delightful location full of surprises and unique gifts and art. in a beautiful setting. Excellent service with great food . A do not miss place for coffee or brunch.
Written 6 June 2021
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Carol R
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Great service - beautiful food
May 2021 • Friends
Fabulous service. Visited from out of town with 3 girlfriends on sat 22 may late morning. We expected it to be busy and to have to wait. Luckily we were able to negotiate a 45 minute window between reservations for coffee and cake. Staff were extremely accommodating, served us immediately on beautiful china and pretty trays. The coffee and cakes were delicious. Also the lady on the gallery counter was very knowledgeable and so kind ( I watched her help some customers with mobility issues). Well done Birdwoods team. Thanks so much for a fabulous holiday experience
Written 21 May 2021
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Thank you for a lovely review - we are pleased you enjoyed your time here and that you felt well looked after by our team. We are proud of them! I will pass on your comments. Kindest regards, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 22 May 2021
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NZ frequent traveller
New Plymouth, New Zealand2 contributions
Lovely gallery friendly service
May 2021 • Friends
Girls weekend was made special by visit to Birdwood gallery. Had coffee n cake. Food was great and service was fantastic. Friendly and obliging. Sculpture garden delightful. Thank u
Written 21 May 2021
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Thank you Ladies! It looked like you were having a lot of fun and getting up to some mischief. Enjoy your time in Hawke's Bay. Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 22 May 2021
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Anne G
Melbourne, Australia80 contributions
A really special place
May 2021 • Friends
My second visit and I will return every time I come from Australia to Hawke’s Bay. The scones are so beautifully presented and I love the large variety of teas. The sculpture gardens are restful and wonderful to wander through while the wind chimes and bird songs accompany you. The gift shop and sweet shop are also delightful.
Written 20 May 2021
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Another lovely Australian visitor - thank you for coming back and we are delighted the standards are still as high as you remember. Enjoy your time here and see you next time. Kindest regards, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 22 May 2021
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Tracy
Napier, New Zealand15 contributions
First Travel Bubble visit
May 2021 • Friends
Spent a lovely morning wandering through the Birdwoods gallery & gardens. Had a most delicious morning tea served promptly by efficient staff. Sitting in the gorgeous gardens was a highlight👌
The owner Louise, very kindly spent time chatting with us. My friend & I were the first tourists travelling the Aust/NZ bubble & we were made to feel most welcome. Thank you Louise & staff.
PS. Highly recommend the scones👍👍
Written 18 May 2021
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It was lovely to meet you both and so exciting that you were our first proper visitors from Australia (meaning you came to visit the country and not just family and friends). We hope you are continuing to enjoy this lovely country and thank you for your kind comments. Travel safely! Kindest regards, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 22 May 2021
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les r
Hastings, New Zealand11 contributions
Wonderful lunch in such a beautiful setting
May 2021
A group of us had a lovely visit to Birdwoods last week, 17 of us had lunch in the white room, fantastic service and food, would highly recommend it Thank you Birdwoods for a lovely lunch.
Written 14 May 2021
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Thank you for your review, we don't often get ones for big group bookings so it is good to hear your comments and obviously we are very pleased you had a good time! With thanks, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 22 May 2021
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susan o
Taranaki82 contributions
lovely food, fabulous service, gorgeous setting
May 2021
The service was fabulous - attentive friendly staff. Great menu and fast service. Beautiful setting
We visited for lunch on thurs 6 may - place was pretty busy and we expected to have to wait a while for food but service was fast. Love the dining room decor.
Written 8 May 2021
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Thank you for your kind review - we put a lot of effort into making Birdwoods the place it is and I will pass on your comments to all our staff. Kindest regards, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 22 May 2021
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LANZ49
Napier, New Zealand4 contributions
Something special
Apr 2021 • Friends
I wish to say what wonderful friendly staff Birdwoods Sculpture Garden & Cafe in Havelock North have. It’s a little piece of paradise in the country. My sister and I visited for tea & cakes which I had the Rhubarb & Caramel cake.
. It was delicious. I highly recommend to take friends and family to visit as the gardens with the stone sculptures are beautiful. It is very well maintained and a delight to stroll around in. Thank you. We will be back again soon.
Written 4 May 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are delighted that you and your sister enjoyed the whole experience. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 4 May 2021
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Lee-Ann M
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions
Definitely worth a visit
Apr 2021 • Family
Absolutely wonderful and worth the visit. Old fashion sweet shop for the old and young. A gorgeous shop full of treasures. A beautiful sculpture garden for a wonder around and a lovely cafe for a coffee stop. Yes. You should definitely visit Birdwoods Gallery
Written 30 April 2021
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Thank you for your excellent review - we have had a bit of a rough run with a couple of reviews and I was delighted to read yours - as it should be! Kindest regards, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 1 May 2021
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Steve265
Wellington, New Zealand158 contributions
Nice food very average service!
Apr 2021 • Couples
We popped in for coffee mid morning and tried to order at the counter inside but was told to go outside and someone will serve us . Well that hadn’t happened after 10 minutes and there were only a few tables occupied and the young waitress totally ignored us but served others that arrived after us. I then went inside and asked again to order and reluctantly the woman took our order and I noticed that most of the staff were chatting in the kitchen. The young waitress still ignored us on our return and took water and glasses to the other tables but not ours.
The muffin was $8 which seems excessive but was tasty but have comparable around the $4.50 to $5. With butter or chutney.
The coffee was ok and standard prices.
Lovey setting overshadowed by the bad service!
Written 16 April 2021
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Sincere apologies from our kitchen team that you have felt let down by our service. It is something we are continually trying to improve and sometimes our system slips up. We are working on it and your review makes us more determined to get it right. Regarding our prices.... our overheads are more than most as it is a large private garden which needs staff to maintain and grow it, so sadly we have to charge a bit more than a pavement cafe! Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner
Written 29 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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