Fred and his wife, Seen Lippert, reside at Sleepy Cat Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut. After retirement from the business world, Fred went from a weekend gardener to a full-time gardener. Over the past 20 years, his garden has evolved from a quaint suburban backyard to a 13-acre multi-faceted 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 more than a decade at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA, stays close to the culinary world and plans the extensive planting of the vegetable gardens and is the beneficiary of the fruit orchard. Sleepy Cat Farm operates as a foundation and it is open to groups by appointment. 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 10, 2020. He is also a member of the Friends of Horticulture Committee at Wave Hill in the Bronx.