Bringing beauty to life through comprehensive landscape plans, floral designs and seasonal decor, Oak Leaf is known for creations that fit your lifestyle, last season to season and are the envy of your friends and neighbors. Our deep knowledge and expertise extends to all kinds of plant life, ranging from trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals and tropicals, which add dimension to your space through design, color, texture and style. 


Oak Leaf Garden Design is based in Chicago, serving clients across the Midwest and the U.S. While we have a strong focus on city gardening, Oak Leaf caters to a range of garden sizes and styles, helping create an oasis wherever you are.


Founder Ernesto Lopez studied Fashion Merchandising at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and completed additional horticulture coursework at Joliet Junior College and the New York Botanical Garden. He has completed hundreds of memorable designs for clients in NYC, Chicago and LA, and has received merits from the Illinois Landscape Contractors' Association and a winner of Martha Stewart's American Made Contest in Floral/Garden category.