Perhaps the central focus to the Buda garden is a remarkable hedge. It was planted in about 1865 and consists of 12 trees planted to provide a windbreak. Underneath it is quite a haunting and mystical place. The light coming through is quite shadowy and shady. You can understand why children absolutely adore it. In the old days the gardener, Walter Cross, used to stand underneath and clip it with long armed clippers. But these days it takes it only takes a day to cut with mechanised cutting equipment.