Welcome to Birdwoods

Welcome to Birdwoods - a very special place in the heart of beautiful Hawke's Bay. Set in the countryside just 3km from Havelock North village, Birdwoods is a 'must see' for all visitors and locals, offering a gallery, sculpture garden, cafe and old fashioned sweet shop.

Opened in 2005 by Bruce and Louise Stobart, the Gallery's home is the original church hall from St Peter's in Waipawa built in 1894. The old hall has since had a beautiful conservatory added and the extensive grounds include an outdoor terrace and large sculpture garden. Visitors enjoy Birdwoods' famous cafe treats all year round in one of the Bay's loveliest settings.

Right next door to Birdwoods Gallery is the Birdwoods Sweet Shop, an old fashioned sweet shop 'just like you remember' housed in a charming one room colonial cottage made from reclaimed materials. Packed to the rafters with a treasure trove of sweets, it’s a favourite of young and old.


Our Opening Hours

Open 7 days a week, year round. November to March : 10am to 5pm April to October : 10am to 4pm

Only closed for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. ANZAC Day open from 1pm to 4pm.

Where to Find Us

Birdwoods is just 3km along Middle Road from the centre of Havelock North village. We are 5 minutes from Hastings and 30 minutes from Napier.