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Harvest Season

Harvest Season is Here

Freshly picked fruits and vegetables make this the most exciting (and delicious) time of year on the island.  With the abundance of organic farmers as well as artisan food and beverage producers here on Salt Spring Island, harvest season makes…

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Fresh Flowers

Why Fresh Matters for Flowers

Choosing responsible floral arrangements means considering where and how they were grown.  Who doesn’t love a bouquet of fresh flowers? Their vibrant colours and delicate smells have the power to light up an entire room and bring instant joy to…

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Seaside Social At Hastings House

The Art of the Craft Cocktail

Join us for our Seaside/Fireside Social Hour and indulge your senses in the fine yet simple pleasure of the modern craft cocktail.  Traditionally, the cocktail was defined as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and…

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Black Eyed Susans

Tidings from the Country

September 2019 The Dish on Dining It’s mushroom time on the west coast and our chefs are swimming in the bounty. Visit our Manor Dining to enjoy a variety of special dishes featuring beautifully wild foraged chanterelles, porcinis, oyster, and lobster…

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Tidings from the Country

July 2019 What’s Growing in the Garden The gardens are thriving as we move into the height of the season. We’re now harvesting cauliflower, beets, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, broccolini, peppers, and peas. Our fresh herbs and lettuces have taken off…

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A Rose by Any Other Name

Combining traditional English sensibilities with the characteristic wildness of the west coast, the rose garden honours Hastings House’s history while offering an aromatic outdoor sanctuary. In June, the roses bloom and the air is sweeter here. Last summer, we transformed…

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