With more than 1,100 varieties of plant life surrounding the property, this cape in Bellport Village with  three-bedrooms, two bathrooms and a half-bath may be a dream home for the avid gardener. The 1962 house, which is listed for $769,000, offers manicured lawns, lush gardens and a conservatory on the property, which is less than three-quarters of an acre.

Ben and Frances Burr, who have lived in the house for 39 years, say they have enjoyed watching their garden grow.

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"Right now, the tree peonies, rhododendrons and azaleas are in bloom," says Ben, who like Frances was a molecular biologist working on plants in a laboratory before retiring. "The rose garden will peak in June and run through the summer as well as the lavender hedges."

Other features of the house include wood floors, an eat-in-kitchen, a living room-dining room combination, a full basement, an attic and beach rights.

The house is listed with Patricia Trainor of Marylou Swan Realty Corp.