The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows will provide the music for this headily-scented hardy perennial.

Breenhold Gardens comprises thousands of exotic and indigenous trees and flowering shrubs, over an estate of more than 40 hectares. It recently provided the backdrop for Nick Carroway’s House in Baz Luhrrman’s 2013 film The Great Gatsby. It is also the location of SpringFest, which will see the gardens come alive with music from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows, under the direction of Roger Benedict.

“This year is the most spectacular festival we’ve planned,” said Tom Breen, who has been running the event since the year 2000. “There’s more to see, smell, touch and listen to than ever before. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows will bring their own magic to the gardens, creating a unique marriage of aural and visual beauty for us to marvel.”

Nick Carroway’s House in Baz Luhrmann’s  The Great Gatsby

“Music runs strongly in my veins,” Breen told Limelight. His son is a violinist in New York and his late father – who created the Gardens at Mount Wilson in the Blue Mountains with his wife Charlotte in the early 1960s – was a...