Many hedge witches also accumulate a great deal of wisdom about the natural world in general, particularly their local ecology. Hedge witches often practice divination as well and act as an intermediary between the spirit or astral realms and the material realm.
A hedgewitch is similar to a shaman in many ways but there is no central hedgewitch tradition, and most hedgewitches are both solitary and eclectic in their practice.
A hedge, from the Old English haeg which is obviously related to hag defines the physical boundary between spaces, between a “civilized” garden and the wilderness, between life and death and between worlds. The primary skill of a hedgewitch navigating the hedges.