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 3 or 4 genera and some 400 species of mostly dioecious shrubs and trees, from tropical and temperate regions, particularly South America and East Asia.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by 3 species or varieties of Holly.

Plants in this Family

  1. Ilex cornuta Lindl. & Paxt.
  2. Ilex aquifolium L. var. variegata
  3. Ilex aquifolium L.