Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.


A family of 6 genera and some 40 species of shrubs and trees from northern temperate regions.  A number of species are of economic significance for timber or oil-rich seeds, such as the Walnut.  [RHSD].  Represented in the Hortus by 2 nut-bearing species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Juglans regia L.
  2. Carya tomentosa Nutt.