This water fountain at Mulgrave Castle in Lythe seems to be attempting to mimic the stance of her stone companion. The gardens of the castle are open once a year to the public with the proceeds going to charity. Beautiful as they are in their grandeur, the gardens somehow have an austere, lonely ambience about them. Perhaps this otherwise secret garden just needs more beholders of its beauty? After weeks of hot sunny weather we had a thunderstorm on Saturday night with a heavy downpour. You could all but hear the grass and trees gulping down the cool pools of rainwater. So the gardens were able to put on their Sunday best, and a dazzling feast of richest green greeted the visitor. Same time next year ladies?