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 25 genera and 150 species of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs from tropical and sub-tropical regions, particularly the Americas.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a single ornamental tree.

Plants in this Family

  1. Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle