A view of the Denver Botanic Gardens is worth… $100

The Denver Botanic Garden, as seen from Jaymie Toma's high-rise apartment. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)denver botanic gardens; residential real estate; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado;
The Denver Botanic Garden, as seen from Jaymie Toma's high-rise apartment. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver botanic gardens; residential real estate; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado;
The Denver Botanic Garden, as seen from Jaymie Toma’s high-rise apartment. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

I love the Denver Botanic Gardens and every time I walk through, I look up to the towering buildings on its Northern side and feel jealous. Do those people even know what a optical treasure they have out their windows?

Probably. Units facing the garden are very frequently requested, but rarely available says Manchester Apartments property manager Diana Burns.

If you’re lucky enough to stumble into an opening facing the garden, it typically only costs $100 more a month, Burns says.

Down the street at the Amaranth, the difference is about the same: $75 to $150 dollars more for a view of the gardens, says Keri Felton, marketing manager at Cardinal Group Management.

That extra money gets you a view of the mountains, lily pads, Christmas lights and more. It definitely brings a wow factor.

Jaymie Toma and the view from her Botanic Garden-side high rise. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver botanic gardens; residential real estate; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado;
Jaymie Toma and the view from her Botanic Garden-side high rise. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

“The first thing that people say when they step onto the deck is ‘Oh my God,'” said Manchester Apartments resident Jaymie Toma.

But her tenth-floor balcony isn’t just for impressing. Toma says she likes to watch the people and the seasons changing.

“I come out here, look around and say, ‘This is my city,” Toma said.

That feeling is a bit harder to put a price on.