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 some 11 genera and 450 species from northern temperate regions and tropical mountains.  [FNSW].  Most are shrubs or small trees, some climbing or scrambling.  Represented in the Hortus by several genera of ornamental plants, notably Honeysuckles and Viburnums.

Plants in this Family

  1. Weigela florida (Bunge) A.DC.
  2. Viburnum tinus L. var. lucidum
  3. Viburnum tinus L.
  4. Viburnum rigidum Vent.
  5. Viburnum plicatum Thunb.
  6. Viburnum opulus L.
  7. Viburnum odoratissimum Ker-Gawl.
  8. Viburnum obovatum Walt.
  9. Viburnum macrocephalum ‘Sterile’
  10. Viburnum japonicum (Thunb.) Spreng.
  11. Viburnum cassinoides L.
  12. Viburnum arboreum Britton
  13. Sambucus species unidentified
  14. Sambucus nigra L.
  15. Premna integrifolia L.
  16. Lonicera sempervirens L. var. minor Ait.
  17. Lonicera sempervirens L.
  18. Lonicera japonica Thunb. var. repens (Sieb.) Rehd.
  19. Lonicera japonica Thunb.
  20. Lonicera implexa Ait.
  21. Lonicera flava Sims
  22. Lonicera caprifolium L.
  23. Lonicera capitata
  24. Leycesteria formosa Wall.
  25. Abelia species unidentified
  26. Abelia floribunda Dcne.
  27. Abelia chinensis R.Br.