"Speakers will explore themes including gardens in biography and autobiography, and how Eden and Arcadia continue to haunt our imagination. Renowned garden writers, designers, and historians will share their thoughts on these rich and fertile subjects."
As this article says, "there's something about the relationship between mud and ink that is very powerful." Indeed there is!
Look out, also, for the long- and short-listed entries in the associated Memoir: Garden Writing Competition, and while we're on the subject of books and gardens, I'd be delighted to get some recommendations of favourite books about gardens and gardening - not practical manuals, but novels (e.g.The Secret Garden) or non-fiction such as The Morville Hours: The Story of a Garden. I'll name one or two to get us going: I loved Elizabeth Buchan's Consider the Lily when I read it years ago, and more recently I've enjoyed The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys and Four Hedges by Clare Leighton. Can you suggest any others?