During the late 19th century many Canterbury runholders employed well-qualified gardening staff to maintain their landscaped grounds, productive gardens and glasshouses of ornamental plants. Here, Thomas Lewis attends to plants in the conservatory of Mansion House, the grand homestead of William Robinson, owner of the 33,600-hectare Cheviot Hills estate in North Canterbury.
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