Cayleb Long

Cayleb Long

Cayleb Long is the former curator of Lily Pool Terrace, including the Annual and Perennial Borders, and Judith D. Zuk Magnolia Plaza. As a native Oregonian, Cayleb developed a passion for northwestern wildflowers and other native plants while living and traveling in the region. Upon moving to New York in 2001, Cayleb began a successful business designing and installing gardens in the city. He made the transition to public horticulture in 2006 when he joined the staff at Brooklyn Botanic Garden as a Horticulture intern. He earned a certificate in horticulture from BBG and worked as an assistant gardener before taking his current position in 2008. Cayleb has studied at BBG, NYBG, and around the country and has developed gardens in New York, Oregon, Michigan, and Florida. His interests lie in organic gardening, sustainable ecologies, and the farm-to-table movement. Cayleb also taught the Herbaceous Plant Identification course for BBG’s Horticulture Certificate Program.

Cleaning the Lily Pool
Gardener and curator Cayleb Long gives us a behind the scenes look at one of the lily pools after it has been drained. He is removing sediment that has collected and broken down at the bottom of the pool, as well as algae that is stuck to the walls. My first thought on seeing the empty lily pool... it's much deeper than I expected. Photo by Dave Allen
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