I'm a lavender and rosemary nut, which is odd for someone with little/no sense of smell, but I love beauty and I can taste rosemary. I remember the roadside swaths of tuscan rosemary, and other folks' photos of lavender fields in France. I took my own photo once of a field of lavender in front of beeches at the Filoli estate (a pal volunteered there), made a painting of it, another friend in another part of the state bought it. Thinking, I've done at least three lavender paintings over the years. One was too close a riff on something I saw in a magazine, but in its way was generic.
On you and lavender, how about some kind of raised bed contraption?