a small, fragrant field of chamomile [to lay in]


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The quotation comes from Going Dutch in Cape Town

Quotation: We toured the eight-acre organic garden, which boasts some 300 botanical species, all of them edible or medicinal, laid out in colorful rows and punctuated by a series of fanciful outdoor “rooms”: a bamboo-bordered space for birdwatching, complete with what looked like human-size nesting baskets; a mulberry meditation garden enclosed by softly whitewashed stone walls; a small, fragrant field of chamomile to lay in on hot summer days. I was pleased to see my companion get that giddy, glazed look on her face that she reserves for circumstances she finds sufficiently precious.
Hi everyone! How should I understand "to lay in" here?
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