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 small family of 2 genera and 31 species, mainly from the Southern Hemisphere.  [FNSW].  Of immense importance to the colonial gardens at Camden Park with 4 species very much defining the form of the gardens and the vistas seen from almost all parts of the garden.

Plants in this Family

  1. Araucaria species New Caledonia
  2. Araucaria heterophylla (Salisb.) Franco
  3. Araucaria cunninghamii D.Don
  4. Araucaria columnaris (Forst.f.) Hook.
  5. Araucaria bidwillii Hook.
  6. Araucaria araucana (Molina) K. Koch.
  7. Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol.) Kuntze
  8. Agathis robusta (C.Moore ex F.Muell.) Bail.
  9. Agathis australis (D.Don) Loudon