Partner Florence Yoch

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Lucile Council (November 17, 1898 – January 21, 1964) (also spelled Lucille) was born in Williamsville, Illinois, to parents William H. Council and Francis Bloomfield. Lucile studied at Oxford University and at the Cambridge School of Domestic and Landscape Architecture in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she earned a Master's degree.

Lucile joined the landscape architectural firm of Florence Yoch as an apprentice. They soon became partners in life and in business, and in 1925, they formed their partnership, "Yoch & Council", working initially in a studio at the home of Lucile's parents in South Pasadena.

From there they would enjoy a thriving business creating landscaping for a large roster of clients that ranged from wealthy clientele in Pasadena and Santa Barbara to Hollywood players such as Jack L. Warner and George Cukor. Their firm got commissions from private residential clients, parks, public spaces. Their work range from grand estates to campuses, parks, even a botanical garden and five film sets for Hollywood movies.

Florence worked primarily on the design side of the practice, while Lucile handled business affairs. They educated their clients about many aspects of garden design, providing each with a book of Garden Maintenance Directions and teaching them about plants.

Their partnerships continued from 1921 to 1964: 43 years, until Lucile's death in Monterrey, California. Florence died in Carmel, California.


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