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Landscapers/Horticulturists and Market Farmers 

Position: Organic Landscaper/ Horticulturist and Market Farmer positions at Relais & Chateaux Hotel
Organization: Hasting's House Country House Hotel
Location: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Housing: staff housing is available

Hasting’s House Country House Hotel, is a world-class luxury hotel, spa, and organic farm-to-table restaurant located on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada.  This year we are looking for several organically inspired landscapers and an organic market gardener, also known as a market farmer, to join our 2020 team. You can learn more about the hotel here: http://www.hastingshouse.com

Our estate is beautifully landscaped 20 acre heritage farm, with 2 acres in production for cut flowers, fruits and vegetables. Our English style ornamental gardens enhance the estate, while our cut flower gardens provide daily bouquets for 18 guest rooms and the vegetable gardens supply our fine dining and bistro restaurants with seasonal produce.

Immediate positions are available as our season is already underway. The hotel is open to guests March 13th to November 15th, and year round employment and seasonal employment is available.  

Hasting’s House is part of the international network of “Relais & Chateaux” luxury hotels.  This is an excellent job opportunity which can carry you far on your professional path locally and abroad. Additionally, you’ll come away with the skills and knowledge as a landscaper to manage any formal landscape or formal estate, organically and meticulously.  As a farmer you will gain the experience to provide fresh artisan food to restaurants in the market gardens, with excess going to local stores, and a our farm stand.

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We are currently seeking to fill the following positions:


Organic Landscaper / horticulturist 

We are looking for two full-time landscaper / horticulturists to join our team.  You will be in care of the properties formal landscapes, which include ornamental gardens, wild gardens,  and cultivated and wild landscapes.

Regular tasks include design work, propagation, planting, pruning, fertilizing, weeding, watering, with some lawn and path care, and and basic irrigation knowledge.  No pesticides or chemical fertilizers are used.  These positions include helping with an occasional vegetable harvests as well as occasionally helping to stage wedding events within the landscapes.  Training is available for areas in need.

Personal traits needed for the job:

  • Hard-working in various weather conditions, good work ethics
  • Attention to detail with the ability to make decisions independently and follow directions
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work independently and with a team
  • Flexible - willing to take on a variety of tasks and learn new things
  • Service oriented (occasionally interacting w/ hotel guests)

Organic Market Gardener / Farmer

We are looking for an experienced Market Gardener to join our team.  This includes all tasks to run a market farm.  Tasks for this position include: planning, propagation, transplanting, harvesting, weeding, and watering (most automated drip tape). This includes a 100x125 annual veggie garden, a 72’ X 25’ hoop house, 13 rows of berries, 10 rows of cut flowers, a small orchard, and possible chicken flock for eggs.

The ideal candidate will have enough experience to work independently.  However we are willing to train the right fit, though experience is required.

Personal traits needed for the job:

  • Hard-working in various weather conditions, good work ethics
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow directions
  • Positive, able to work independently and with a team
  • Flexible – willing to take on a variety of tasks and learn new things

Salary and Benefits

Wages are competitive and based on experience.  Holistic benefit options include natural health care and dental. Staff housing is available. Working at Hasting’s House is an excellent professional development opportunity. 

Please email gardens@hastingshouse.com with your contact and resume if available, and we will get back to you shortly. You can also bring your resume in to 160 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC. For more information, please call joshua at 778-350-9687 during business hours (pacific time.)

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 6 2020    ID: 55746