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 180 genera and 3500 species of mainly herbs, but also shrubs and trees from around the world.  The family contains a number of species of herbs of culinary importance.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a number of herbaceous plants but no doubt many other plants, such as mint and thyme, were grown routinely without appearing in the record.

Plants in this Family

  1. Solenostemon scutellaroides (L.) Codd
  2. Salvia splendens Ker-Gawl.
  3. Salvia patens Cav.
  4. Salvia officinalis L.
  5. Salvia grahami Benth.
  6. Salvia fulgens Cav.
  7. Salvia coccinea Juss. ex Murray
  8. Rosmarinus officinalis L.
  9. Lavandula stoechas L.
  10. Lavandula spica Cav.
  11. Dracocephalum moldavica L.
  12. Calamintha coccinea (Nutt. ex Hook.) Benth.