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Birdwoods Gallery

298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
+64 6-877 1395
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A place to relax and enjoy

We loved our morning visit to Birdswoods. We happened to be staying up the road but would have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anne L
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Really interesting place

Loved the garden sculptures and the setting. The watermelon cake was to die for. (Will go back... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Katie M
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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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. Two 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. End it off with a delicious real fruit ice-cream from our little Ice Cream Shop.
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  • Poor1%
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298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
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+64 6-877 1395
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved our morning visit to Birdswoods. We happened to be staying up the road but would have travelled to enjoy the cafe, gallery and the stroll through the fabulous sculpture garden. The staff are really friendly and helpful. There’s a good menu; I had...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the garden sculptures and the setting. The watermelon cake was to die for. (Will go back just for that!) The African influence adds a dimension. Filter coffee was interesting, beautiful tea service, cute dog, it was a very pleasant morning tea. Did not go...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here before and had a good look round then. Beautiful grounds and very interesting overall. This time was purely to visit the sweet shop. Has great range of good quality sweets not easily found these days. Definitely worth a visit if you have...More

Thank rickwel
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. It is appreciated. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to Birdwoods Gallery with our adult children and their three children (5-3-1) to explore the grounds, buy some candy from their excellent candy shop, enjoy their sculpture gallery / garden and savor the exceptional food on offer. We had a lovely, warm summer...More

Thank neilcha
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We love your review! Thank you. You totally get what we are about and appreciate your comments. Keep coming to enjoy Birdwoods. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

The family had to flee Zimbabwe when they lost their farm. The feeling of the continent is felt in the many handcrafted products from their former home. In the back garden, beyond the restaurant seating area, there are dozens of statues from Zimbabwe artists, making...More

Thank BudaBaB
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and good to hear that you felt the African spirit within! Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice spot for a walk about the beautiful gardens and sculptures... perfect for a coffee or cake as on site cafe enables you are well catered for... browse the art forsale in the gift shop and remernise off all the old sweets you used to...More

Thank ZalaCraig H
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good to hear you had a nice time. Thank you for your review. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed everything about Birdwoods Gallery. I loved it so much I visited three times. The restaurant has delicious meals and great coffee. It was great sitting outside and enjoying the view. The gift store/gallery is so much fun with unique art work and gifts....More

Thank Wendy S
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We love repeat offenders! Thank you for your kind review and look forward to your fourth visit! Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A short drive from Havelock North this converted church is worth a visit for its beautiful sculpture garden and animals. It was windy and cold but there were outhouses and a marquee as well as the main house to shelter in for tea etc. Difficult...More

Thank 2Adults1C
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting recently, and yes, the weather certainly was a challenge for a couple of days during our busiest two weeks of the year. However, Hawke's Bay has come right and it is gorgeous again. We hope next time you visit you are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Birdwoods every time we go to Hawkes Bay - the kids love the sculpture park. Always interesting things to look at in the shop. The kids love the Lolly Shop - a must do if you have children. Great coffee, plenty of...More

Thank travel7792
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and we hope that each time you visit there is something a little bit different and a little bit more interesting than the last visit! Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps of all the cafes/Restaurants we visited in New Zealand this one was the one that stood out. About 3km out of the main town this little business comprises a Sweet shop just like old times and Fruit Ice Cream Black Doris Plum,Golden Queen Peach...More

Thank dennisp859
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comprehensive review of Birdwoods - it is much appreciated and your words say it all and ones we do appreciate. Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner

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ibaas2016
27 April 2017|
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Response from Birdwoods | Property representative |
Fair enough and on this occasion we did not deserve the extra star. Your comments are appreciated and ones we will take on board and help us strive to give everyone the special experience we are known for, however, busy we... More
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Wendy20081958
4 June 2016|
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Response from Birdwoods | Property representative |
Of course you can as we love dogs at Birdwoods! However Council does not permit them in the Conservatory dining area, but there is plenty of table space in the garden weather permitting. Kind regards, Louise Stobart
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Kareen W
18 September 2015|
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Response from Birdwoods | Property representative |
Oh my goodness.... I do apologise I was not aware of this function on Trip Advisor and hence you were unanswered!! However, to answer your question albeit very late.... we don't do tours as such but welcome any groups and... More
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