Virtual Talk: Sleepy Cat Farm, A Gardener's Journey, with Fred Landman and Curtice Taylor - SOLD OUT

Virtual Talk: Sleepy Cat Farm, A Gardener's Journey, with Fred Landman and Curtice Taylor - SOLD OUT

Sleepy Cat Farm, photo by Curtice Taylor

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

Join us for the third webinar in our four-part Fall 2021 Literary Series, as Fred Landman and Curtice Taylor take us on a privileged tour of this lavish estate in Greenwich, CT, that features an abundance of garden experiences: formal boxwood and undulating hornbeam hedges, dense woodland, reflecting pools, arbors and follies—and a ferme ornée (ornamental farm) offering organic produce to the community.

Sleepy Cat Farm is the vision of one man, Fred Landman, who acquired the handsome Georgian Revival house and grounds in 1994. Deeply committed to the concept of harmony between house and garden, he has dedicated himself to the landscape to create “a garden of which the house could be proud.”

The Fall 2021 Literary Series is presented by the newly established Frank and Anne Cabot Society for Planned Giving, in partnership with Phaidon and Monacelli.

Additional support for these programs is provided by Celia Hegyi, the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, and the Lenhardt Education Fund.

Thursday, November 18, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Live on Zoom


Curtice Taylor has been photographing landscapes and gardens for more than forty years. His work has been published in major gardening and shelter magazines including House & Garden, Architectural Digest, and Connecticut Cottages and Gardens. A childhood friend of Fred Landman, Taylor has been documenting the gardens at Sleepy Cat Farm for more than ten years.

Fred Landman resides at Sleepy Cat Farm in Greenwich, CT, with his wife, Seen Lippert. 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.