RICHMOND : CANADA - BC

*Location:

   [Bota] Fantasy Garden World
   No.5 Road at Steveston Highway
   Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
   LL: N 49.13480, W 123.08851
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*Contact:

   Fantasy Garden World
   10800 No.5 Road
   Richmond, BC  V7A 4E5
   T: (604)277-7777   F: (604)274-1212

*Schedule:

   (Closed)

*Remarks:

   Apr.2007:  Theme park is closed, 
   decaying, and up for sale.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1984
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

A Vancouver Sun article (10 Ap 2007) reports the property being for sale, and includes some history of the ownership.  A blog version of the article has a photo of the garden and tower.

A Globe and Mail article is an on-site interview with former owner, and gives some of the property's history.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BC.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/04/20
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/17


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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