HortInfo Services

"Your Plant Information Specialists"

Dedicated to solving your plant problems

On-Site Evaluation:

  • Yard inspections can be scheduled to examine plant problems and answer questions all at one time.
  • A written report is provided with each consultation.
  • Suggested control measures including alternatives to pesticides and safe use of chemicals are provided.
  • Follow-up evaluation is available.
  • Lab referrals can be arranged.


Mail-In Service:
For convenience, plant samples are accepted through the mail. Identification of insect and disease problems and a written report with recommended control measures is included.
Identification of plant material is also available.


Phone Service:
Have a question about plants?
Advice on a wide range of horticultural problems and topics.


Other Services:

  • Workshops/courses for small and large groups.
  • Customized training.
  • Featurearticles
  • Technical writing

HortInfo Services is

Gail Rankin

Graduate of the U of A (B.Sc. Botany) Started the Horticulture Extension Program with the City of Edmonton at Muttart Conservatory.
Sessional Lecturer in Horticulture, Botany and Plant Science at the U of A.
Host of The Gardening Show on 880 CHQT, Sunday 8-10 am.


Pam North

Graduate of the U of A (B.Sc. Agr. Specializing in Horticulture). Extension Horticulturist with the Alberta Tree Nursery and Horticulture Centre for 7 years.
Taught numerous courses for the Muttart Conservatory, Devonian Botanic Garden and many community groups.
Has written the Gardening Calendar for the Edmonton Journal.


HortInfo Fee Schedule

On-Site Evaluation $45.00 per hour (travel time extra) Mail-In Service $20.00 first sample plus $10.00 for each additional sample
Phone Service $5.00 minimum charge for first 5 minutes plus $1.00/minute thereafter (by Visa) LONG DISTANCE CALLS WILL BE RETURNED COLLECT

Box 38088
Capilano RPO
Edmonton, Alberta
T6A 3Y6
Phone 403-944-1845

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