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.

Open House and Gardens

Camden Park House and Gardens were once again open to the public on Saturday 17th September and Sunday 18th, 2011. More than 2500 people took the opportunity to enjoy the pleasant spring weather, with the gardens looking magnificent and the bulb display on Blarney Bank particularly beautiful this year.

The Open Weekend of 2012 is the 22nd and 23rd of September. As usual Guided Tours of the House and Gardens are included in the modest entry fee. Short talks on the history of the house and its owners will also be given. For more information visit the Camden Park House website at

Snacks, hot and cold drinks, Devonshire Teas and steak or sausage sandwiches can be purchased, or bring your own food and picnic in the gardens.

There will be a range of stalls from which to purchase gifts and mementoes and a wide range of plants will be for offered for sale by the Camden Park Nursery Group, whose volunteers will also be available to help visitors with questions about the gardens.


Written by

Colin Mills

Date published

Dec 30, 2009 - 02:58 PM

Date last edited

Jan 09, 2012 - 05:31 PM

Filed under