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Garden Centre Associate - Patio Gardens

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Garden Centre Associate - Patio Gardens
by Katherine Slingsby - Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 8:54 AM

Are you passionate about plants and gardening? Do you have a green thumb and love helping others create beautiful outdoor spaces? If so, we want you to join our team at Patio Gardens, the premier destination Garden Centre for all things gardening on the Saanich Peninsula.

Patio Gardens specialized in hanging baskets, annuals, and creative planters, but offers everything for your yard. A destination for gardeners we have everything from perennials to trees, indoor plants, the largest selection of ceramic pots in Victoria, as well as gardening workshops, informative speakers, seasonal farm events, and a massive Christmas Craft Fair. We like to have fun at Patio Garden! Our team is supportive, inclusive, and we strive to create a safe work environment for all.


  • Customer Assistance: Provide excellent customer service by assisting customers with plant selection, gardening advice, and product information.
  • Plant Care: Watering, pruning, and ensuring the health and vitality of our plant inventory. Potting and propagation.
  • Receiving: Unloading orders, processing to sales.
  • Merchandising: Maintain an attractive and organized display of plants, gardening supplies, and accessories.
  • Cashier Duties: Handle financial transactions accurately on the point-of-sale (POS) machine and efficiently, while maintaining a friendly and welcoming demeanor.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Share your gardening expertise with customers and team members. Ability to take direction, and work independently or with a team. Show a keen interest in learning.
  • Show initiative: Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks effectively


  • Passion for gardening and plants.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills. Fluent in English with strong verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, bend, crouch and kneel, pull hoses and move plants in pots
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks (seeding, transplanting, watering) with efficiency and care
  • Ability to work in all outdoor weather conditions and hot/humid greenhouse environments
  • Basic knowledge of horticulture and gardening practices.
  • Retail and sales experience is a preferred.
  • Able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Interest in learning and growing in the horticulture industry.


  • $ 18-20 per hour depending on experience
  • Employee Extended Health Benefit Plan
  • Discount on all plants and products in store

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal

Work Location: In person

How to Apply:

If you have a green thumb and a love for all things gardening, we'd love to hear from you! Please submit your resume to

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may be required to perform other related duties as assigned by management.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal, Apprenticeship
Contract length: 9 months

Salary: $18.00-$20.00 per hour

Expected hours: 16 – 40 per week


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Store discount

Apply on Indeed HERE