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Birdwoods Gallery

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Address: 298 Middle Road | Havelock North, Havelock North 4172, New Zealand
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+64 6-877 1395
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Birdwoods Gallery is a very special place in the heart of Hawke's Bay. Set...

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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Delicious, delightful, just the best place to visit ...

We met family for lunch and it was a special occasion made even more enjoyable by the lovely airy surroundings - green park like lawns, mature trees, happy ongoing birdsong. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julie M
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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319 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We met family for lunch and it was a special occasion made even more enjoyable by the lovely airy surroundings - green park like lawns, mature trees, happy ongoing birdsong. The art and treasures on display in the tastefully converted old church were an interesting and tempting diversion as we made our way up the old altar steps to a... More 

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Thank Julie M
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and your description does describe well what we are about and what we like to be well known for, so it is appreciated. With thanks, Louise Stobart - Owner More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint little sweet shop in a beautiful location surrounded by farms. Jars full of different lollies. It is heaven for sweet lovers. Plus there's a cafe and gallery beside it.

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Thank Danielle A
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

The Sweet Shop was obviously a hit! It is hard to feel disgruntled in those surroundings - we are glad you enjoyed it so much. With thanks, Louise Stobart - Owner More 

Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just love to visit Birdwoods Gallery - it is so handy to Havelock North and has the best little Sweet Shop in town! I love to wander amonst all the life sized sculptures after enjoying a hot cup of coffee. The staff were excellent and very attentive. A wonderful place to visit with family and friends or just by... More 

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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Birdwoods. It is appreciated, especially when you appear to have had such a good experience. With best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner More 

Whenuakite, NI, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time when you visit Birdwoods; there is much to see and enjoy. The food yes, the sweet shop of course and the sculpture garden most definitely.

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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you indeed for your good review. It is much appreciated. Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner More 

Havelock North, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hidden treasure is just a wee short distance from the centre of the village and is worth visiting. From sweets, ice cream, coffee and home made delights as well as South African things to purchase, it is certainly different from routine shopping.

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Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us - it is really appreciated. Kind regards, Louise Stobart - Owner More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much more than simply a gallery, this complex includes a traditional sweets shop, real fruit ice cream, a gallery and cafe. Best of all enjoy a pot of tea or coffee in the picturesque sculpture garden after meandering around the works of art from local and African artists.

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Thank Lisa M
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed yourselves here. Our tea and coffee tray experience is popular in the garden when the weather is good. Thank you for visiting us. Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner More 

PARKERVILLE
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81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With art, food giftware, a lollie shop and ice cream you are spoilt for choice. Reasonably priced food and delicious. Well worth a visit to while away a couple of hours.

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Thank HILARY S
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for the five stars you gave us in your review! We do appreciate your comments and so glad we did not disappoint. Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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120 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped first at the quaint sweetie shop, full of old-fashioned well known sweets in jars, not seen by me for decades! We then walked round the garden which was full of exquisite sculptures and hand made ornamental items, all for sale, by different sculptors. Finally we browsed around the shop which was full of the most unusual handmade crafts... More 

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Thank Patricia M R
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is appreciated by ourselves and also prospective visitors to Birdwoods. Best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner More 

Napier, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always enjoyed going to Birdwoods and never failed to take visitors to the Hawke's Bay there to enjoy the surroundings and the very interesting Gift Shop and Candy Store. Sadly, the last time we visited Birdwoods, there appeared to be a very real profitability thrust by the owners. The coffee plunger (for two) seemed to be smaller as were... More 

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Thank VikingJenny
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

We are most sorry you felt this way on your recent visit and as a local we would have appreciated your comments at the time, but am happy to respond in the public forum. The Bodum coffee plungers have not changed size, and we always refill if required for no extra charge. Our new china cups are a bit smaller,... More 

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great cafe and sculpture garden. Pleasantly busy. Sweet shop is fun for kids - not cheap. Shop i s good for adults. The non-alcholic cocktails were amazing and refreshing on a hot summer's day.

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Thank Deirdre S
Birdwoods, Owner at Birdwoods Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - our drinks are popular especially on a lovely warm day. We pride the Sweet Shop on having the best quality sweets we can source and for the experience it gives to everyone. It is a real treat! With best wishes, Louise Stobart - Owner More 

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