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 6 genera and about 80 species of shrubs and trees, mainly from South and Central America and East Asia.  [RHSD].  Represented in the Hortus by a single ornamental tree.

Plants in this Family

  1. Halesia tetraptera J.Ellis