Helen Bertram, newly elected chairman of the Beatrix Potter Society and its Patron, actress Patricia Routledge, admire the new rose ‘Beatrix Potter’ which was launched at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Helen, from Solihull, runs Whitecroft Tours which specialises in bespoke traditional crafting and heritage tours. To celebrate her appointment she is organising a ‘Painting with Potter’ break this October in the Lake District, where the Peter Rabbit creator lived.