Peterson Farm

Historic Petersen Farm in McCullom Lake is a project the McHenry Garden Club took on several years ago. The house and barn purchased in 1998 by the City of McHenry was surrounded with weeds and a few wildflowers. The club hired a landscaper to dig around the house and barn as it hadn’t been touched for many years. Members proceeded to plant flowers donated from their gardens and additional purchases were made to fill in.

The Landmark Commission started “Peterson Farm City Day” for the public
and a garden was established. Two Gardens on the property have been


Several trees have been donated during the Arbor Day Ceremony along with a Magnolia busy in memory of one of our members and are plaque. Pictured are Marita, Jane, Gloria, Cathy.