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 trees, shrubs and twining climbers, mainly from tropical and sub-tropical regions.  The family world-wide consists of some 180 genera and 1500 species [FNSW].  Although some species have medicinal uses those at Camden Park were grown for their ornamental value.  A number of varieties of Nerium oleander are well established in the gardens and Vinca major is naturalised in shrubberies.

Plants in this Family

  1. Vinca minor L.
  2. Vinca major L.
  3. Urechites suberectus Müll.Arg.
  4. Trachelospermum jasminoides (Lindl.) Lem.
  5. Tabernaemontana longiflora Benth.
  6. Tabernaemontana laurifolia L.
  7. Tabernaemontana dichotoma Roxb.
  8. Prestonia venosa G.Nicholson
  9. Nerium oleander ‘Tanglé’
  10. Nerium oleander ‘Striato Pleno’
  11. Nerium oleander ‘Splendens’
  12. Nerium oleander ‘Splendens Versicolor’
  13. Nerium oleander ‘Splendens Grandiflorum’
  14. Nerium oleander ‘Spectabile’
  15. Nerium oleander ‘Purpurascens’
  16. Nerium oleander ‘Lutescens’
  17. Nerium oleander ‘Lacteum’
  18. Nerium oleander ‘Fulosum’
  19. Nerium oleander ‘Formosum’
  20. Nerium oleander ‘Cardinale’
  21. Nerium oleander ‘Aurantiacum’
  22. Nerium oleander ‘Atropurpureum’
  23. Nerium oleander ‘Albo Pleno’
  24. Nerium oleander L. var. albo simplex
  25. Mandevilla splendens (Hook.) Woodson
  26. Mandevilla longiflora (Desf.) Pichon
  27. Mandevilla laxa (Ruiz. & Pav.) Woodson
  28. Mandevilla crassinoda (Gardn.) Woodson.
  29. Echites melaleucus Hort. ex Regel.
  30. Catharanthus roseus (L.) G.Don var. albus
  31. Catharanthus roseus (L.) G.Don
  32. Carissa bispinosa (L.) Desf. ex Brenan.
  33. Beaumontia grandiflora Wall.
  34. Alyxia species unidentified
  35. Alstonia scholaris (L.) R.Br.
  36. Allamanda species unidentified [2]
  37. Allamanda species unidentified [1]
  38. Allamanda neriifolia Hook.
  39. Allamanda cathartica L. var. schottii L.H.Bailey & Raffill.
  40. Allamanda cathartica L. var. grandiflora L.H.Bailey & Raffill.
  41. Allamanda cathartica L.