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The American pumpkin is invading Halloween and almost driving our poor old tumshie lantern to extinction
Scone Palace is surrounded by more than 100 acres of glorious grounds filled with magnificent trees, which are underplanted with pockets of gardens in a tranquil woodland setting. One of the finest specimens is a sycamore planted by James VI 400 years ago – a link with Scone’s past as the crowning place of the Scottish kings.
The floor below these splendid trees is the first to spring to life when snowdrops and daffodils welcome in the new season. These displays line the three walks that take you around the gardens and grounds, where the highlight is the multitude of daffodils planted on the old Monks Playgreen. This is also home to the Murray Star Maze, where more than 1,000 beech and 1,000 copper beech trees have been planted to create a maze with a unique tartan effect.
Under the tree canopies grow rhododendrons,