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 a single genus of deciduous, sometimes evergreen shrubs from Eurasia, North Africa and America.  The genus Ribes is extensively cultivated for its fruit, particularly Currants and Gooseberries.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a number of ornamental species and fruiting Currants.

Plants in this Family

  1. Ribes speciosum Pursh
  2. Ribes sanguineum Pursh var. flore pleno
  3. Ribes sanguineum Pursh
  4. Ribes rubrum ‘Raby Castle’
  5. Ribes rubrum ‘Cherry’
  6. Ribes rubrum ‘Bertin’s Seedling no. 9’
  7. Ribes rubrum ‘Bertin’s Seedling no. 31’
  8. Ribes rubrum L.
  9. Ribes odoratum Wendl.f.
  10. Ribes grossularia ‘Yellow Champagne’
  11. Ribes grossularia ‘Ironmonger’
  12. Ribes grossularia ‘Green Walnut’
  13. Ribes grossularia L.
  14. Ribes aureum Pursh