|Orford Lodge, Manurewa|
The grounds to Orford Lodge were quite extensive at over 20 acres and a team of up to nine gardeners would maintain the immaculate grounds. I'm not sure what happened to the gardens during the war as both the lodge and grounds were used by the US Army. The gardeners cottage and "garage" was used as the officers' mess and apparently many of the officers' signatures remain on the fireplace.
The attached image to this post is a five shot HDR image processed in Photomatix Pro and then antiquated thanks to Silver Efex Pro.