I could write about Lavender on virtually every page of this website as it is such a versatile plant. It is great in borders; it is hugely beneficial in attracting bees and butterflies and hence should be planted near anything you want pollinated; it is fantastic as a cut flower and as a dried flower and the scent will last years in lavender bags which are great as a moth repellent as well as making drawers smell nicer. I also use it in cooking as well as drying it to make various herbs and potions too.
There is simply nothing better than seeing a lavender shrub covered in bees and butterflies and then brushing past it to release the amazing aroma. Lavenders come in many shapes and sizes, so you can really choose the right one for your situation. The ones I find myself using again and again are Hidcote (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’) and Munstead (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’) for a true lavender colour and Lavandula x intermedia ‘Alba’ for a whiter lavender shrub.