Updated: August 2, 2013 6:06AM
The Historic Pullman Garden Club, with co-sponsor the Historic Pullman Foundation, will host a Victorian-era Garden Tea and Tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13.
Admission includes a light summer-themed tea, including finger sandwiches, sweets and strawberries, accompanied by a variety of teas. Participants can play a game of croquet on the lawn before or after a guided walking tour of the historic district, which departs on the half-hour.
The tour will visit public gardens, select personal gardens and the new community food garden.
The tea and tour showcases the entrance to the Pullman Historic District, the Gateway Garden, funded more than a decade ago through a grant from the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Gateway Garden is a haven to butterflies, honey bees and plants and is a part of the NeighborSpace community garden network.
Tickets are $12 in advance until Monday at (773) 568-2441 and $15 on the day of the event.
The event begins at the Historic Pullman Visitor Center, 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago.
Information is at www.hpgc.org.