Géza Kósa, HOM

Honorary Associate Professor
dendrologist, botanist, gardener, curator of dendrological collection

Telephone: +36 28 360 122/125 extension
Fax: +36 28 360 110
E-mail: kosa.geza(at)okologia.mta.hu

Research topics:
dendrology, dendroflora of East- and Central-Asia , introduction of dendrotaxa, historical gardens, living plant collections, botanical gardens

Curator of Dendrological Collection and garden-maintenance from 1975-;
Head of the National Botanical Garden 2002–2020.

Travel (only official study trips and plant-collecting expeditions):

Mainly in East-Asia (21 times) and Central-Asia, Caucasus (20 times).


6 books
10 book-sections
193 papers


MABOSZ, /Association of Hungarian Arboreta and Botanical Gardens/
&bnsp (secretary, 1992 -2002., president 2002-)
RHS/Royal Horticultural Society, (UK)
IDS/International Dendrology Society (UK)
AGS/Alpine Garden Society (UK)
Cyclamen Society (UK)

Awards, honours:

2007. “Ornamental Plant Gardener of the Year”
2009. “Honour for the Improvement of Hungarian Horticulture”
2010. “Secretary-General's Award” (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
2012. Honorary Associate Professor (Corvinus University)
2016. "Recognition of the Devoted Work in Vocational Education" (Szent István University + Association of Hungarian Ornamental Gardeners)
2017. For high quality work: HOM, "Hungarian Order of Merit, Knight’s Cross Civil Division Award"