To restore the garden and then opening it for the public has since the 1970 always been a family wish. A restoration is costly and the conditions have changed through the years. The result has been some delay to say the least.
The basic material for restoration in the early years were conducted by a group of garden architect students in the work of the present owner's father. The material gathered all the knowledge that existed around the garden - maps, drawings, miscellaneous texts etc. The conclusion was that a restoration could be done well. There was a lot of original material in vaults, archives etc.
Very early, we have been very much aware of the great cultural and historical value that the garden represents. This is based on the documentation in Sanderumgaard's own archive and at various museums in Denmark, but also from what has been said and written, and not the least what can be seen in the garden today. The facts is, that it is one of the most well-documented gardens in Denmark.
Things really started up in the midst 90' with a lot of help from locals, volunteers, institution and individuals. More commitment aroused after a public garden concert were held and the first regular tours took place.
A masterplan was worked out 1995-98 and showed the possibility in the reconstruction. The plan showed all the possibilities and lined up what had to happen -from the first ideas till the guests arrived.
The plan also pointed out all the necessary permissions, public attention and governmental affairs.
Covering who knows what concerning the garden - a circle of friends was established as work force.