It has been a while…..

It is is Easter Sunday 2015 and also one of the four days in the year that the Gallery is closed.   It is also the day the clocks go back and we are truly into autumn.  The lights are off, there is no music playing and all is quiet. I can hear the building breathe a sigh, but only a small one as it loves to be open, refreshed, cleaned, re-stocked, bustling with people and delicious smells coming out of the kitchen. This will be tomorrow – today Birdwoods rests.
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Bruce is on the lawnmower, the grass is looking lush and the sculptures polished, the tables and chairs are out waiting for a beautiful Hawke’s Bay day as promised in the morning.


The silver is clean, the trays are set, the flowers are ready to be cut and put into vases and all our staff are enjoying time off with their family today.  We too have spent time with our family recharging our batteries which has been wonderful and now we are set to enjoy the autumn and winter months ahead.

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We look forward to you visiting Birdwoods in the not too distant future – we are open seven days a week and from 10am to 5pm.  Happy Easter!


About Birdwoods

My husband and I are the owners and operators of Birdwoods - a well known visitor attraction 3km out from Havelock North. We moved to New Zealand 14 years ago from Zimbabwe where in another life we owned a farm in Africa! View all posts by Birdwoods

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