About Our Company

We specialise in garden and landscape construction. Our dynamic team of professional landscapers, designers, horticulturists, gardeners, and countryside experts deliver projects large and small from concept to completion. One call to us covers all your domestic or commercial landscape requirements, from one-off projects to contractual amenity work.

Stuart Christie

Stuart Christie

Managing Director

Stuart Christie has been firmly rooted in the outdoors from a young age, pursuing a passionate interest in rural disciplines. After a secondment to oversee the renovation of a large residence on the Crown Estate, Stuart set up Green Oak Services. To date, Green Oak has designed and delivered over 250 domestic and commercial clients and contracts, covering all major outdoor disciplines. Stuart works closely with the British Association of Landscape Industries and the Royal Horticultural Society in promoting and encouraging young people in horticulture and is a founding member of Hadlow College’s Young Gardeners’ Club. Stuart holds a BSc in Countryside Management and Applied Ecology with focus on Land Management and Countryside Law and a HNC in Landscape Design and Construction and an FD in Amenity Horticulture.

Marlene Lento

Marlene Lento

Creative Director

Marlene Lento studied Interior Architecture at the Academy of applied Arts in Munich and graduated from the Interior and Environmental Design Programme of the University of California Los Angeles in 1998. She spent five years designing for California’s rich and famous before settling in ‘the Garden of England’ - the place where she had always wanted to be. Marlene enjoys the great variety of styles she gets to create for clients. Her designs have included contemporary urban gardens and outdoor spaces, traditional cottage, country house and kitchen gardens, water features, innovative and traditional landscapes and play spaces. Whether it means to combine old and new with confidence or to sympathetically blend hardscapes and softscapes with an existing style, Marlene has a pragmatic approach that prioritises her clients’ individual requirements and aspirations while respecting their budgets.

Jack Chapman

Jack Chapman

Project Manager

With his family heritage entrenched in landscaping, Jack oversees the smooth and timely delivery of our Hard Landscaping Projects with extensive knowledge of soft planting and hard landscaping. Jack is approachable and always keen to make your journey with us easy and enjoyable.

Marcus

Marcus

Technical Manager

Marcus has a long history with Green Oak. His expertise in the technical aspects of our operations include mechanical, electrical and lighting installations, and he is responsible for Green Oaks’ Health and Safety. A certified electrician and registered OASE pump and equipment installer, Marcus advises on and commissions our water installations. Who says water and electrics don’t mix!

Sue

Sue

BUSINESS Manager

Sue is likely to be your first port of call as Head of the admin team, and will ensure your enquiry is expedited efficiently. Sue is responsible for everything from scheduling to finance. With an extensive background in business and systems she is the backbone of our office.

Tyler

Tyler

Team Leader

Tyler has extensive experience in all aspects of groundwork. His control of a digger is akin to mechanical ballet! Aside from the heavy work Tyler has an acute eye for detail and finish.

Nick

Nick

Team Leader

Nick is our outdoor entertainment and kitchen construction specialist. A skilled craftsman in porcelain products and detailed brickwork, Nick is experienced in delivering large-scale, multi-disciplined projects.

Rob

Rob

Team Leader

Rob leads our minor works and fencing division. His role encompasses much of our reactive work and smaller projects. Rob’s resourceful and dynamic thinking is an asset for some of our more unusual assignments.

Ged

Ged

Lead Horticulturist

Ged is most at home amongst beds and borders, taming overgrown gardens into refined, beautiful spaces. With Ged, knowledge and advice is plentiful; a real plant smith and all-round garden guru!

Toby

Toby

Head of Grounds Contracting

Efficient and reliable, Toby oversees our larger commercial sites. From grass cutting to line marking his versatility is always welcomed as we adapt and respond to the ever-changing needs of our amenity clients.

Tom

Tom

Estates Supervisor

Tom brings with him a broad range of estate skills from minor repairs to ongoing land husbandry. Seen and not often heard, Tom works hard with quiet determination and fortitude, a great asset where discretion is key.

Liam

Liam

Arboricultural Team Lead

Belying his youthful looks, Liam has come up through the ranks from his early beginnings as an apprentice with Green Oak and now heads up our tree work operations. Although often found up in a tree, his firmly grounded methodical approach is fundamental in delivering safe and technically challenging operations.