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Birdwoods Gallery

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298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
+64 6-877 1395
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beautiful garens !!

Came here with family for lunch, food was good. not amazing. but the setting itself, and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
katielumsden97
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Napier, New Zealand
nice day out

What a pleasant place this is. Lovely shops, tea room and sculputures all in one place. We had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynn B
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 1 week ago

Came here with family for lunch, food was good. not amazing. but the setting itself, and the gardens were spectacular. Would make a beautiful wedding venue if anyone is looking.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasant place this is. Lovely shops, tea room and sculputures all in one place. We had a look round the main shop, then went and had a cream tea. You can sit out in the garden if a fine day. Afterwards we walked...More

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard so many great things about this place thought about time I paid it a visit. Totally loved it as soon as we arrived. Quant old church, Marvellous gallery full of interesting items. We sat inside but loads of out door seating in a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a bus group touring Hawkes Bay and decided that Birdwoods was a must see destination. A beautiful setting and very busy at the time of our visit. The Sculpture Garden was so interesting, with an eclectic display that intrigued and sometimes amused our...More

Thank busterNewZealand
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review - we enjoyed having you although as you say it was busy, so am glad you had a good experience. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting - inside and out - here is perfection! The menu isn't big but its delicious! I always get one of the homemade sodas or teas with cake. The gardens are so lovely to walk around also - staff were friendly.

Thank Monique B
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review - we have a very little kitchen and it is amazing what the girls are able to create out of it. However, everything is made here and is fresh and delicious. With thanks again, Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here and enjoyed our visit very much. Well laid out grounds with interesting sculpture (most of which is for sale), gift shop, lolly shop etc

Thank John S
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are delighted you enjoyed your time here and thank you for the review. Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful place for lunch! Really nice people and really nice food. Will definitely be returning!

Thank Julia L
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

A nice review! Thank you and look forward to having you back. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place a year ago on our annual visit to Hawkes Bay, and felt we had to return but this time could only fit in morning tea rather than lunch. We enjoyed a huge slice of cake each with French press coffee and...More

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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We have indeed had a very good summer in regards to the sale of many of our lovely Zimbabwe stone sculptures. We are going back in May to Africa to select a whole lot more which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great morning tea stop. Great food and coffee. Lovely gardens with African statues. Well developed trees. Friendly staff with great range of souvenirs in shop. Loved the warthogs. Thanks from Dunedin folk and local lady😂

Thank spikevoncat
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you to the local lady for bringing you here all the way from Dunedin! We are glad you enjoyed it. Kindest regards, Louise Stobart - Owner

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When this place started up a few kilometres south of Havelock North few people expected it to survive. But they have done everything so well, the garden, the duck pond, the sculptures, an events tent, a lolly shop for Pete's sake, surrounded by agriculture and...More

Thank friardo
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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

14 years later we are still going strong! It must have been our dogged determination or immigrant naivety that got us through the very hard early years! Thank you for supporting us and watching us grow into the community. Your review is most observant -...More

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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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