Here is another article from the website of The New York Times, this one about an exhibition about the poetess Emily Dickinson at the New York Botanical Garden. As part of the exhibition, there is a garden display that attempts to recreate Dickinson's19th century New England garden as well other displays that aim to highlight the connections between her gardening and her poetry. Here is the link:
Art: The Poet as Gardener and Tiger Lily
I personally really like the approach of this exhibition...I would love to find out about the horticultural endeavors of other historical and literary luminaries.