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 58 genera and 900 species of shrubs and trees, mainly from tropical and sub-tropical regions.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by 7 ornamental species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Rhamnus species Cachmere
  2. Rhamnus alaternus L.
  3. Phylica plumosa L.
  4. Paliurus spina-christi Mill.
  5. Noltea africana (L.) Endl.
  6. Hovenia dulcis Thunb.
  7. Ceanothus divaricatus Nutt.