Perrot Library Hosts December 1 Book Discussion of “Sleepy Cat Farm: A Gardener’s Journey” with Fred Landman and Curtice Taylor

On Wednesday, December 1, at 7:00pm Perrot Memorial Library will host an in-person and virtual book discussion of “Sleepy Cat Farm: A Gardener’s Journey.” 

Leading the discussion will be Greenwich residents Fred Landman, the owner and gardener behind Sleepy Cat Farm, and Curtice Taylor, the book photographer.  

Located on 13 acres in Back Country Greenwich, Sleepy Cat Farm represents the creative vision of owner Fred Landman, who acquired a historic Georgian Revival Home in 1994 and set to work with the help of architect Charles Hilton and landscape architect Charles J. Stick to create “a garden of which the house could be proud.”

After a 25-year collaboration, Sleepy Cat Farm 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.

A self-taught gardener, Landman serves on the Garden Conservancy’s board of directors.  He resides at Sleepy Cat Farm with his wife, Seen Lippert, a professional chef who spent more than a decade at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA. 

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 Landman’s, Taylor has been documenting the gardens at Sleepy Cat Farm for more than ten years.

Perrot Library is excited to host their first in-person adult program in almost two years but is also streaming the discussion on Zoom for those who cannot attend. To register for the live streaming of this event, please go to

Founded in 1904, Perrot Memorial Library is located in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and is a private, 501(c)(3) institution, owned by the Perrot Library Association and affiliated (sharing a catalog) with the larger Greenwich Library system.  The Library located on Sound Beach Avenue includes a children’s wing, a selection of 28,000 children’s books, over 29,000 adult books, with several different collections ranging from CDs and DVDs/Blu-Rays to periodicals. The main library also offers meeting space, public computers and WiFi. Youth Services and Adult Services host dozens of free programs throughout the year for Perrot members and the local community.  The library is temporarily closed to the public but contactless curbside pick-up is available as well as digital resources, including e-books and e-audio books.

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