Attention residents of Tacoma, Gig Harbor and University Place. If you are looking for an entertaining experience, come and check out the 2013 Tour of Gardens June 8th and 9th from 10am – 4pm. The event will feature six distinct gardens overlooking the Sound. Tickets can be purchased in person for $15 at the following locations: Willow Tree Gardens & Interiors, 7216 27th Street W., University Place; Rosedale Gardens, 7311 Rosedale Street NW, Gig Harbor; Chirp & Co in the Proctor District, 3803 N. 26th Street, Tacoma; and Grassi’s Flowers & Gifts, 1702 Pacific Avenue or 3602 Center Street, Tacoma. Additionally, tickets may be purchased online at www.UPHistoricalSociety.org. Featuring novelties such as an English cottage, urban chickens and kiwi on the vine, these gardens are poised to entertain, inspire and inform guests of all ages. For more information or to apply to volunteer, call 253.778.6717. The 2013 Tour of the Gardens is being brought to you by the U.P. Historical Society, a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of the history of the Union Pacific Railroad, with all proceeds from the event used to advance the mission of the organization.