Fred and his wife, Seen Lippert, reside at Sleepy Cat Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut. After retirment from the business world, Fred went from a weekend gardener to a full-time gardener. Over the past 20 years, the garden has evolved from a quaint suburban backyard to a 13-acre multi-faceted garden experience, including a stroll garden through a woodland with its own grotto, a meadow with a sacred grove, a wetland with an elevated spirit walk through the iris garden, and several formal garden rooms with reflecting pools and koi ponds. Seen, a professional chef who spent over a decade cooking at Chez Panisse in California, stays close to the culinary world and plans the extensive planting of the vegetable gardens and the beneficiary of the fruit orchard. Sleepy Cat Farm operates as a foundation and it is open to groups on approved days. Seen and Fred have been Open Days hosts for more than seven years and members of the Garden Conservancy Society of Fellows since 2007. Fred was elected to the Garden Conservancy's board of directors on December 9, 2020. He is also a member of the Friends of Horticulture Committee at Wave Hill in the Bronx.