• In memory of absent friends. Flowers by JBF and photo by Horst.
  • A profusion of poppies.
  • JBF arranging flowers Christchurch, 1957.
  • Barry Fergusson flowers.
  • My first vehicle, a sturdy, go-anywhere Austin 40 van, at Porters Pass, 1956.  ©Colin Christie

This book is an entertaining account of J. Barry Ferguson’s
life and his world with flowers.

Flowers are my passport

Flowers are my
Passport

J. Barry Ferguson

Have flowers, will travel. From an Austin 35 in Christchurch, New Zealand, to chauffeured limousines in Manhattan where J Barry Ferguson designed floral installations for special events. David Rockefeller, Horst, Billy Joel, Malcom Forbes, Steven Spielberg and many others of the New York’s glitterati were his clients. A combination of timing, good luck and hard work, plus chutzpa, allowed him to seize unique opportunities. And then, when New York was frozen over, JBF led botanical tours to extraordinary places.

Flowers are my passport

Flowers are my Passport will be available from good bookstores New Zealand-wide from early December. If you’re overseas, you can order a personally signed copy direct from the author by emailing the author here.