The name Hedge Witch, comes from days of old when villages were separated by forests. The edge of a village where the forest began was called the hedge. In most villages there was an herbal practitioner, who lived in the forest or near the edge of the forest. This was the person the villagers appealed to when there was no doctor, or the doctor couldn’t cure them. The practitioner who lived by the hedge and practiced herbal arts was called a Hedge Witch.
…At Manoir Laurette, we have Lora… who delights in taking guests for an early evening stroll around the garden to discuss and demonstrate herbal remedies and other spiritual practices as cures for everything from a rash or toothache to a broken heart.