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 genera and some 25 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.  [RHSD].  One species, the Sweet Chestnut, is of some economic importance.  Represented in the Hortus by 2 ornamental trees.

Plants in this Family

  1. Aesculus x carnea Hayne
  2. Aesculus hippocastanum L.