The heritage value of old walled gardens is slowly becoming recognised, but many of the remaining examples are have now deteriorated and are in danger of being lost. Restoring structures is likely to be your biggest capital expense. Key questions are which structures to restore as priority, and to which era, as the remains of historical treasures often lie beneath more recent additions. You also need to think of their future use, so that you can ensure their sustainability. Local council archaeologists and public sector agencies such as Historic English can provide advice, and we’d be grateful if you’d also contact us so we can keep abreast of restoration projects, and provide advice as required.