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At your service, at your table

Birdwoods Gallery

At your service, at your table
The queues of customers at the counter have been growing ever longer, so we have decided to offer table service.

Recovered, refreshed and returned

Birdwoods Gallery

Recovered, refreshed and returned
We are back at Birdwoods having had a magical 10 months away on Aore Island, Vanuatu.

A short café closure for a big renovation

Birdwoods Gallery

A short café closure for a big renovation

BREAKING NEWS... The Birdwoods Kitchen will be closed for renovations from Monday 12 August - re-opening on Saturday 31 August. The Gallery and Sweet Shop will both still be in full swing and open seven days a week from 10am-4pm throughout the renovation period. Our chefs do an absolutely amazing job preparing and plating every meal from just 12 square metres and our tiny kitchen is now in dire need of an extreme makeover. In the two weeks the café will be closed the kitchen will be completely re-fitted so that Head Chef Wendy Barnett (above, left) and Chef Katie Taylor (above, right) will be...


Our people... and one in particular

Birdwoods Gallery

Our people... and one in particular

Back in 2004, life at Birdwoods started as a stand-alone Gallery and it continues to be the main engine that fuels our now multi-faceted business. A huge part of the Gallery’s enduring success is the creative energy and management that Julia Whyte, our Gallery Manager of the last 10 years puts into it. Julia has many strings to her professional bow, having worked for many years as a Buyer for the Interiors department at Kirkcaldie & Stains in Wellington as well as having established her own design company Diana Black Design. Her gorgeous photographic canvases can often be seen displayed at Birdwoods...


Taking a break, but it's business as usual...

Birdwoods Gallery

Taking a break, but it's business as usual...

There is nothing like a bit of time on a tropical island to make one think about the meaning of life! Bruce and I departed New Zealand at the end of February, leaving our all-consuming life of Birdwoods for our ‘grown up gap year’ in Vanuatu. So far, so good, although as we are finding ‘every paradise does have its mosquitoes’! Our Aore Island adventure has prompted some recent media coverage including a lovely feature in NZ Life & Leisure and a piece in the NZ Herald. We wouldn’t want anyone to think Birdwoods has closed – it is the sum of many...