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About Us

Gary & Nikki

Gary McArthur


Gary has been in love with plants and nature since his childhood, with 40+ years experience in garden design and a BSc in Amenity Horticulture and Landscape Management. Gary spent many years as a University Lecturer for Hadlow College in the UK and has run several gardening businesses, garden centres and landscape design companies, specialising in Natural Swimming Pools over the past 10 years. Gary has a unique knowledge based on his academic, entrepreneurial and practical experience. Matched with a genuine love of anything gardens, he’s always happy to help!

Nikki McArthur

Marketing & IT

Nikki coordinates the marketing, IT, social media and bookings – she’s in charge of anything computing and office based. Lecturing in IT in the UK gave her a strong grasp of computing, which she’s developed over the years in running several businesses. She is also an author, editor and an Independent Estate Agent for Leggett Immobilier. Nikki has also written and published a book on the family’s experiences entitled “What have we got Toulouse – A family moving to France” available now on Amazon

Villa Ripaud

in Villeseque-des-Corbières, France

Gary & Nikki also own and co-manage Villa Ripaud, offering holiday rentals in Villeseque des Corbières, near Narbonne in South France.