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 30 genera and 30 species of herbs, shrubs and climbers, mainly from the tropics but extending to temperate regions.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a number of ornamental species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Mirabilis jalapa L.
  2. Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd.