Birdwoods Gallery & Sweet Shop

Welcome to Birdwoods – 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.


Winner of the 2012 Hawke's Bay Tourism Industry - Westpac Chamber of Commerce Business Award


  • Two historic buildings have been relocated to this pretty rural setting and transformed to become a distinctive and enchanting visitor attraction.
  • The picturesque church hall houses a very different type of gallery featuring New Zealand and African arts and crafts. Birdwoods displays a wide range of traditional and contemporary works in both the gallery and the extensive sculpture garden. An elegant Conservatory was added in late 2011 and is used as an exhibition space for local and international artists.
  • Right next door to Birdwoods Gallery take a step back in time at the Birdwoods Sweet Shop – a traditional sweet shop with a treasure trove of confectionery… just like you remember!
  • Birdwoods offers one of the Bay’s most picturesque settings in which to enjoy their renowned tea and coffee service, cakes, scones and toasted sandwiches - either on the terrace overlooking the sculpture garden on a sunny day, or in the Conservatory if the weather’s not so favourable. You can also enjoy a Rush Munro ice cream at the Sweet Shop’s shady garden tables.



Opening Times

Birdwoods Gallery & Sculpture Garden: 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm

metal sculpture – stone sculpture – decorative arts – paintings – textiles – jewellery – ceramics – gallery café


Birdwoods Sweet Shop: weekends and school holidays from 10am to 4pm

old-fashioned boiled sweets – home made fudge & sherbet – lemonade – rush munro ice cream – sugar & gluten free sweets – garden tables – hopscotch – carnival cut-out board

Call Us

P +64 (0)6 877 1395


298 Middle Road
Havelock North

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