Garside Sands


Garside Sands was founded in the 1890’s by George Garside and Leighton Buzzard is proud to have such a prestigious business in the locality.

We are an environmentally responsible producer of a range of specialist silica sands and sand/soil blends.

The operation retains the family business name and values, and is now a leading environmentally responsible producer of a range of specialist silica sands, in demand across the UK and worldwide.

Silica sand has been quarried in and around Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, for over 100 years by generations of the Garside family. Garside Sands operates today as a significant part of Aggregate Industries and has managed to retain its respected identity over the years.

Our experienced teams, based onsite at our quarries in Leighton Buzzard and Ardleigh, aim to provide the product information and 'family business style' service you require for your specific project - whatever the size.

As members of key trade organisations, this has helped us drive industry and quality standards to ensure best practice.

Our product range encompasses:

  • Dried graded silica sands
  • Coloured sands
  • Filtration media
  • Moist sports and construction sands
  • Recycled glass sand

We welcome all enquires so please call us on 01525 237911. A member of our team will be happy to help.


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